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Fine red wine, light and fresh, red berries with notes of pepper, some violet and mineral background evidence.rerfePPPody well balanced and Perfect balance between fruit and wood.

Ideal with any type of daily western, Mediterranean or oriental food, white or red meat, fish, pasta, grilled, baked or cooked.

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2006

  • Rev. Nectar June / July 2008-88 points
  • Rev. BlueWine 2008 - 15.5 pontos
  • Rev. Wines 2008-16 points Medal Good Buy 2008

2007

  • Rui Falcão Guide 2011 - 14.5 values

2008

  • Rui Falcão Guide 2011-15 values
  • João Paulo Martins 2011-15 values
  • Wine Magazine Best of 2011 - Award Good buy

2009

  • CNV 2011 - Medalha Prata
  • CNV 2012 - Meriton Medalha

2011

  • IWC 2014 - Medalha Prata / Silver
  • Robert Parker Dec.2013 – 88 pts with comments “The 2011 Touriga Nacional & Syrah Murta was aged in used oak for one year. The Syrah dominates slightly this year – 60% of the blend – and it is obvious on the nose and palate, with those familiar earthy nuances and touches of bacon fat. Quite crisp, this is a wine with modest mid-palate concentration and a laid back feel, but a fresh, food-friendly aspect as well. The acidity gives it a juicy finish. The winery estimates a 10 year aging potential, and that seems about right, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does a bit better. The question will be whether the fruit keeps up with the structure. It is approachable now, but a year or so in the cellar wouldn’t hurt. Drink now-2022.”

A unique terroir made of limestone and marl, a hillside facing south-east under the influence of the atlantic ocean, for a very fine fresh wine

Quinta da Murta, tucked away in gentle chalky hills of Bucelas region, is located 25 km North East Lisbon, in the Basin Lusitanica dating from upper Jurassic, lower Tithonian (Portlandian). The Soil is formed of calcareous marl, crystalline limestone with numerous presence of fossils trigonia, ostrea and various bivalves such as buchotrigonia freixialensis and the foraminifer anchispirocyclina lusitanica, All contribute to a very fine mineralite with shell note, roundness and suppleness of the wine.

The vineyards are all planted on high slope, south and south-east exposition, at 250 meters altitude, protected from Atlantic westerlies winds by a ridge of hills. The area enjoys a very specific micro climate, relatively cool and humid in winter and during the nights, warm and dry during summer. All contribute to a perfect grape ripening but keeping the freshness of the Atlantic ocean.

A traditional viticulture privileging biodynamic

Before the plantation of the vineyard, more than 20 years ago, the limestone soil was occupied by bushes with myrtle berries. Soil has been scrambled 2 meters deep, cow and horse manure was spread and pass with chisel to bury the fertilizer and regularize the soil for plantation.

The vineyard is naturally cultivated in a protected area and total biodiversity in flora and fauna, planted with a relative low density of 4000 plants/ha twice pruned during winter and spring time in bilateral Royat cordon. Lusitania horse manure is now applied between rows; drop irrigation is minimized to its lowest level and an integrated pest management system is strictly observed, privileging always biodynamic, allowing to harvest high quality and aromatic grape at a low yield of 6t/ha.

A very specific wine making and maturation, all done at the property, for revealing Freshness, fruit, complexity and flavors

Manual harvest is handled in small case of 25kg at the best maturation period for acidity, sugar, and aromas, followed by a delicate sorting of the grapes avoiding rotten or green ones, then by a gentle destalking and crushing.

The wine is elaborated exclusively from the most selected variety of grapes Touriga Nacional. A cool maceration at 12C to get perfect color, then a gentle pressing followed by a cool fermentation occurs. Strict traditional “methode champenoise” apply with manual degorgement elapsed after a period of 1 year and an half “sur lie”. All wine making and maturation is done for a greater complexity, depth of flavor and very fine bubbles.

Quinta da MURTA: A name

Bucelas, called the prince of Portuguese wine, is the most famous dry white wine of Portugal, where Arinto variety of grapes has been cultivated and developed by the Romans for more than 2 000 years.

Portuguese sailors of the ship S.Gabriel celebrated their return to Portugal after having discovered the sea route to the Indies by enjoying Bucelas wine. During Shakespeare time, Bucelas wine became very popular with the British royal court as well throughout England. The wine called ”charneco”, named after a small village in Bucelas, is mentioned in Sharkespeare’s Henry the VI play, part 2, writen in 1594.

Additional Information

Wine Type

Red

Segment

The Great

Pairing

Oriental Food, Mediterranean Food, White Meat, Red Meat, Fish, Pasta, Grilled

Bottle Size

0, 75L

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