Quinta dos Murças Vintage 2015 comes from old vineyards planted along the banks of the Douro River, which, due to the low altitude and southern exposure, produce grapes of great concentration and maturity. Fermented in the traditional granite “lagares” with foot treading. This vintage port shows the potential of the Cima-Corgo sub-region to produce vintages of great elegance, intensity and persistence.
The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. Cooler than normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer accelerated the ripening process, producing healthy grapes at the harvest boasting good levels of acidity and concentration.
AGE OF VINES
Planted in 1980
Hand-picked grapes, destemming, crushing, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and temperature control (25ºC – 28ºC) , foot treading in granite ‘lagares’ where the brandy spirit was added. and pressing in an old-style vertical press.
Produced with top-quality grapes (category A) and fermented according to the traditional treading method in granite presses, the Quinta dos Murças Vintage 2011 displays the Covelinhas region’s potential for producing great ports that are elegant, intense and persistent.
David Baverstock and José Luis Moreira da Silva
Dense and deep with violet hues.
Complex with great intensity, dominated by dark berry fruits such as blackberry and cassis, balsamic notes.
Firm and concentrated with balancing acidity, mature tannins well integrated in the body and volume. Long and persistent finish, balanced and elegant.