Aroma of great complexity and elegance, the result of its evolution in the bottle. Dominated by ripe black fruits, balsamic aromas, such as rockrose, and spicy notes, from its aging in barrel. Firm and concentrated, with a present and balanced acidity, it has ripe tannins well involved in its body and volume. It presents a long and persistent finish, where its balance and elegance stand out.
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This is a rich wine based on a field blend of traditional Douro grapes. It is massively concentrated, firm and properly mature, with rich black fruit and spice leading the flavors. It is perfectly aged and ready to drink. Now Wine Imports. Editors’ Choice.
Grown on the right bank of the Douro River on the Quinta dos Murças estate, this field blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Roriz shows fresh aromas of red plum and salted beet. On the plush entry are notes of ripe red berries, caramel apple, chocolate, and marzipan. Creamy and bright, it’s a gorgeous expression of terroir
Quinta dos Murcas dates back to 1714 and is one of three estates owned and operated by the Esporao, one of Portugal’s leading producers of fine wine. As of 2021, the entire estate has been certified organic, a reflection of Esporao’s commitment to organic and sustainable agriculture. Murcas is nestled on the right bank of the Douro River, between the towns of Regua and Pinhao. Stretching over 3.2 km along the riverfront, mainly with southern exposure, Quinta dos Murças encompasses a total of 155 ha (383 acres), of which 48ha (118 acres) are vineyards with indigenous grape varieties. The estate is distinguished by the remarkably vertical topography of its slopes covered in vines that boast dozens of native grape varieties. In fact, Quinta dos Murças pioneered the practice of vertical vineyards in the Douro Valley. Characterized by 8 different terroirs, those viewing Murças from a distance are unable to fully comprehend its true size or realize the many different exposures and soil diversity within its steep slopes. Under the leadership of Winemaker, Jose Luis Moreira da Silva, Murças produces award winning wines year after year that enhance the reputation of both the Douro and Portugal.