QUINTA DOS MURÇAS MINAS, DOURO, PORTUGAL

£21.50

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VITICULTURE

Quinta dos Murças is located in northern Portugal, between Baixo and Cima-Corgo sub-regions on the right bank of the river. It is characterised by its 8 diverse terroirs, which are distinguished by different altitudes, exposures, variations of schist soils and vertical vineyards. In 1947, the estate became a pioneer with the firts vertical vineyard planted in the Douro region. Minas vertical and horizontal vineyards are located at altitudes between 110m (360 ft) and 300m (985 ft). South-facing, there are five water springs (called minas) that help to cool the area and influence the vineyard’s terroir. Planted between 1987 and 2011 on schist and sandstone weathered soils.

WINEMAKING

Hand-picked grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in granite ‘lagares’, with foot treading and pressing in an old-style vertical press. Aged in concrete vats and used French oak casks for 9 months.

OAK TREATMENT
French Oak – 9 months
TASTING NOTE
Intense and lively nose with dominant ripe red fruit, floral and balsamic aromas. Fresh and lively palate with firm, ripe tannins and well-integrated acidity. Long and lingering finish that offers a balance of freshness and ripeness.
FOOD MATCHING
Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
Pizza/Pasta
Casseroles/Stews
Mild Creamy Cheeses
Mature Strong Cheeses
Great match with mature hard cheeses, meat stew or creamy mushroom risotto.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend:

40% Touriga Franca
30% Touriga Nacional
15% Tinta Roriz
15% Tinta Francisca
ABV: 13%
Closure: Cork
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: Sustainable
Biodynamic: No

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