The year 2017 was essentially characterized by a significantly atypical climate, having this been an extremely hot and dry year all round. Sprouting occurred prematurely, followed by a big advance in the vegetative cycle up until the harvest, due to a continuous evolution in climate conditions. The long absence of precipitation alongside very high temperatures caused meaningful hydric and thermal stress, resulting in one of the earliest harvest campaigns in Douro history, beginning in mid-August with a 3-week advance in comparison to usual timings. Nevertheless, 2017 was a great year in terms of quality, producing classic Reds and remarkable Ports.
Porca de Murça Red 2017 - DOC DOURO
Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. There is no oak ageing.
A clean, deep and bright ruby colored wine with red berry and cherry notes showing intensity and freshness. Ripe fruit flavors, excellent structure, velvety and very well balanced.
Grapes: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Served Temperature: 16°C to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 13%
Wine Maker Team: Real Companhia Velha
Portugal Region: DOC Douro