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 | RESERVA | RED | 2015 | DOURO
Quinta dos Murcas Reserva comes from old vines planted at altitude between150m (490ft) and 280 meters (915 ft). facing west. This is the classic version of a quinta (estate) wine, where the emphasis is on the terroir to produce elegant wines with great aging potential.
Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, Sousao
Deep dark and intense
Complex, fresh and elegant aroma of dark berry fruits with balsamic notes and integrated spicy notes from oak barrel ageing.
Aged in used French oak casks for 12 months.
Firm and concentrated with balancing and present acidity mature tannins well integrated in the body and volume. Long and persistent finish, balanced and elegant with fruit notes.
Grilled meats, chorizo, roast pork, mature cheeses, coq ou vin, Italian pasta dishes, barbeque, sweet spicy Asian dishes.
Alcohol: 14.5% Vol
The Year of 2015:
The geography of the Douro and its schistous soils have an amazing ability to retain the winter rain and this is evidenced by the springs that continue to supply the quintas and the villages scattered across the hillsides even after eight or 10 weeks without any meaningful rainfall. Dry farming has recently become a fashionable topic in the world of wine but this subject causes wry amusement in the Douro, where farmers have been ‘dry farming’ for centuries and irrigation only covers a tiny percentage of the vineyards.