Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças VV47 2015

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Red

History - Complexity - Terroir
Sun Exposure South - East
Altitude 260 - 290 M
Slope 36º - 47º
Vineyard Vertical
Age of Vines 1947
Soil Schist

Wine Concept

Quinta dos Murças VV47 results from the oldest vertical vineyard planted in the Douro, in 1947 (VV47), facing southeast. The highest expression of the terroir, characterized by elegance, balance and complexity.

Agriculture

Production method: Integrated production (SATIVA certified)

The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. The colder-than-normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer meant that the red grapes ripened earlier and were harvested in a perfect state of ripe boasting good levels of acidity and concentration. The harvest began on 23 of September.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

VINEYARDS AGE
Planted in 1947

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz

Vinification / Maturation

Hand-picked grapes, destemming, crushing, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and temperature control (25ºC – 28ºC) in granite ‘lagares’, foot treading and pressing in an old-style vertical press.

Aged in used French oak casks for 12 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva

Colour

Deep and intense, with violets hues.

Aroma

Very complex, intense and lively showing mature red fruits, balsamic notes from old vines.

Palate

Great balance and elegance, with fine mature tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistent finish, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

September 2017

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

5.5 g/l

pH

3.65

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l