Quinta dos Murças VV47 2015
Very complex, intense and lively nose showing mature red fruits, balsamic notes from old vines. Great balance and elegance on the palate, with fine mature tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistent finish, with potential for great longevity in the bottle.
Quinta dos Murças VV47 comes from the estate's oldest vineyard planted vertically in 1947 at altitudes between 262 - 292m, facing south-east. Planted on schist soil, this is the highest expression of the terroir, characterized by elegance, balance and complexity.
The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. The colder-than-normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer meant that the red grapes ripened earlier and were harvested in a perfect state of ripe boasting good levels of acidity and concentration. The harvest began on 23 of September.
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