Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças VV47 2017

2017 2015 2013 2012

Red

History - Complexity - Terroir
Exposição Solar South - East
Altitude 262 - 292 m
Declive 36º - 47º
Vinha Vertical
Ano da Vinha 1947
Solo 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.

Awards

Wine Enthusiast

95 pts | 2015 | 2013 | 2012

Agriculture

Integrated production (SATIVA certified)

This was an unusually hot and dry year. The long absence of rain and extremely high temperatures during the spring accelerated the grapes’ evolution and ripening. The harvest took place on September 20th.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

VINEYARD AGE
Planted in 1947

Grape Varieties

Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete

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 18 months.

More Information

Wine Makers

José Luís Moreira da Silva & David Baverstock.

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

May 26 2020

Alcohol/Volume

13 %

Total Acidity

5.6 g/l

pH

3.64

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l