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Quinta Dos Murças | Margem | Red | 2017 | Doc Douro - Vivino Rating 4.2

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Quinta dos Murcas Margen results from a plot located on the margin (Margem) of the Douro River, facing south, which characterizes the vineyard’s terroir. Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe black fruit, such as blackberry and cassis balsamic aromas and soft spicy notes from oak barrel ageing. (93 points Wine Enthusiast)

 

Grape:

Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca

Vintage:

2017

Appellation:

DOC Douro

Country:

Portugal

Colour:

Deep with violet hues

Aroma:

Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe black fruit, such as blackberry and cassis balsamic aromas and soft spicy notes from oak barrel ageing.

Aging:

Aged in used 500-liter French oak casks for 9 months.

Tasting Notes:

Concentrated, with ripe tannins that are well integrated, which along with its acidity, offer a good volume, body and freshness. Persistent finish dominated by ripe fruit aromas, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.

Food Pairing:

Grilled meats, chorizo, roast pork, mature cheeses, coq ou vin, italian pasta dishes, barbeque, sweet spicy Asian dishes.

Technical:

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.