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.
Production method: Integrated production (SATIVA certified)
The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. The colder-than-normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer meant that the red grapes ripened earlier and were harvested in a perfect state of ripe boasting good levels of acidity and concentration. The harvest began on 23 of September.
SOIL TYPE: Schist
VINEYARDS AGE: Planted in 1947
QUINTA DOS MURÇAS VV47 2015 - DOC DOURO
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.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
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 12 months.
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.
WINE MAKERS: David Baverstock and José Luis Moreira da Silva
Served Temperature: 16 to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 14%
Portugal Region: DOC Douro