Quinta dos Murcas Quinta dos Murças Reserva
£35.99

Variety: Tinta Roriz Tinta Amarela Tinta Barroca Touriga,Nacional Touriga Francesa Sousão

Vintage: 2010

Region: DOC Reserva Douro  – North Portugal

Vineyard and Viticulture:

Soil type:  Schist 

The vineyards are planted at an altitude of 350m, facing south and southwest. 

The vineyards are on average 40 years old Integrated pest control and a sustainable viticultural approach is used. Grapes are hand harvested

Vinification:

After manual selection, the grapes are trodden using the traditional ‘pisa a pé’ method in ‘lagares’, granite presses.  The wine then ferments in the lagar for 10 days at temperatures of 25-28ºC. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is filtered, matured in oak for 12 months and then for a further 12 months in bottle.

Oak: 100% 1 year old French & American oak.

Tasting Notes:

Intense  and deep, purple hues

Aroma: Ripe blueberry and black berry fruit, with spicy, smoky and mineral notes.

Palate: Rich, dense, full bodied, with black fruits and spice, firm tannins and a long finish

ABV:14%