To produce a unique and rare wine, from an historic Douro vineyard, showing the maximum expression of the terroir of Quinta dos Murças and its potential to produce wines of character, honouring the legacy we have inherited.
2016, Wine Enthusiast – 95 points: Special Mention “Cellar Selection”
Integrated Production (SATIVA Certified)
Very dry year, with little rainfall during winter and spring. Mild summer, with cold nights during the last weeks of August. The production from this vineyard, by nature very low, was even lesser due to the lack of soil moisture.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Vines planted in 1947
Hand picking, bunch selection on sorting table, destemming, crushing, primary fermentation with natural yeasts and temperature control (25º-28ºC) in granite lagares with foot treading, followed by basket pressing.
Ageing in used french oak barrels for 12 months.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Intense with violet hues.
Very lifted, complex aroma, showing mature red berry fruits, characteristic balsamic notes from old vines and spicy barrel notes.
Great balance and elegance, with fine integrated tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistent finish, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.
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