The Esporão company was founded in 1973 by José Roquette and Joaquim Bandeira. Today, we are one of Portugal’s premier wine and olive oil producers, elevating the image and recognition of the country and the Alentejo, Douro and Vinho Verde regions exporting our products to over 50 countries. We are an ambassador of Portuguese culture, developing our activities within the boundaries of sustainability and the development of meaningful long term relationships with our clients and consumers worldwide.
AGRICULTUREFollowing a very wet winter and cold spring, the vegetative cycle began two to three weeks later than normal. The summer was hot and dry, accelerating ripening, producing concentrated grapes with good acidity and aromas. The harvest took place between 11th September and 13th September.
SOIL TYPES: chist
VINES’ AGE: The oldest vines were planted in 1987 and the most recent in 2011
QUINTA DOS MURÇAS MINAS 2017 - DOC DOURO
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão
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 concrete vats and used french oak casks for 9 months.
WINE MAKERS: David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva
COLOUR: Intense, with violet hues.
AROMA: Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe red fruit, floral and balsamic aromas.
PALATE: Fresh and lively with firm, ripe tannins and well-integrated acidity. Long and lingering finish that offers a balance of freshness and ripeness.
Served Temperature: 10 to 12°C
Total Alcohol: 13.5%
Portugal Region: DOC Douro
Wine Maker: David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva