Quinta dos Murças is located in northern Portugal, in the Cima-Cargo sub-region of the Douro, on the right bank of the river. It is characterized by its 8 diverse terroirs, which are distinguished by different altitudes, exposures, variations of schist soils and vertical vineyards. In 1947, the estate become a pioneer with the first vertical vineyard planted in the Douro Region.
QUINTA DOS MURÇAS | MINAS | RED | 2017 | DOC DOURO
Quinta dos Murças Minas vineyards are located at altitudes between 110m (360 ft) and 300m (985 ft). South-facing, there are five water springs (in portuguese, ‘minas’) that help to cool the area and influence the vineyard’s terroir. This is an elegant wine, with a balance of ripe fruit and the characteristic freshness of Quinta dos Murças.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão
Intense, with violet hues.
Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe red fruit, floral and balsamic aromas.
Aged in concrete vats and used french oak casks for 9 months.
Fresh and lively with firm, ripe tannins and well-integrated acidity. Long and lingering finish that offers a balance of freshness and ripeness.
Grilled meats, chorizo, roast pork, mature cheeses, coq ou vin, Italian pasta dishes, barbeque, sweet spicy Asian dishes.
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol
The Year of 2017:
This has been a very warm, dry year in the Douro. From December 2016 onwards, every month had substantially below average rainfall apart from a 30-mm (1.2-in) downpour and some localised hail on the afternoon of 6 July. This rain swelled the year’s rainfall figures, but was of minimal benefit as most of the water simply ran off the vineyards in torrents, causing some damage to terraces.