Quinta dos Murças Reserva 2016
Complex, fresh and elegant aroma of dark berry fruits, with balsamic notes and integrated spicy notes from oak barrel ageing. Firm and concentrated palate with balancing and present acidity, well-integrated mature tannins. Long and persistent finish, balanced and elegant, with fruit notes.
Quinta dos Murças Reserva comes from old vines (35-40+ year old) planted at altitudes between 150m (490 ft) and 280m (915 ft), facing west. This is the classic version of a 'quinta' (estate) wine, where the emphasis is on the terroir to produce elegent wines with great ageing potential.
The winter was very rainy, and the spring very cold, which delayed the whole vegetative phase. The summer was hot and dry, which allowed the delay to be recovered and maturation to be accelerated, resulting in grapes with good concentration, acidity and aromas. We began the harvest on 6th September and it was completed on the 7th October.
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 used French oak casks for 12 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses