Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Murças Reserve 2008

2011 2010 2009 2008

Red

Awards

Divinus 2011 (Wine magazine) – 17 points
Essência do Vinho 2011 (Wine Magazine) – 17,5 points
Decanter (Wine magazine) – 18,7 points – Highly recommended

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified).

Temperatures and rainfall were normal and within the average values for the last 10 years. The summer, although very dry, had fairly low average temperatures, which resulted in ideal grape maturation conditions.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
40 years

Grape Varieties

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

Vinification / Maturation

hand picked and sorted, destemming/crushing, controlled temperature fermentation in granite presses with foot treading, basket pressed.

12 months ageing in French and American oak barrels.

More Information

This Douro DOC Reserva wine originates from the two oldest vineyards at the Quinta, planted at an altitude of 100 m and 300 m, facing south and south-west, in schist soils, and is produced respecting nature and by following sustainable agricultural methods. It showcases the Douro old vines’ potential for producing remarkably elegant wines with good ageing potential.

At our winery, the grapes are selected manually, trodden in granite tanks and pressed in an old vertical press.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Dense, opaque, violet hues.

Palate

Firm and solid with elegant fruit notes and discrete toast. Well structured, good balance and persistence.

Formats

750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

February 2010

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.25 g/l

pH

3.58

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.5 g/l