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Murgas is located in the rolling hills of Freixial, in the western part of the Bucelas DOC. Situated on a southwest-facing slope, its 12-hectare vineyard sits on limestone and marl soils, growing Arinto (9 hectares), Esgana Cão (1 hectare) and Touriga Franca (2 hectares). The oldest of these vines were planted more than 20 years ago near a bend in the river—a field named ‘Lavandera’ in reference to both its history as a family gathering place and for the songbird that is still found there today. Inspired by family tradition, current owner João Franca resumed vinification in 2017. Farming is organic (though not yet certified); the winemaker is Bernardo Cabral.

    White Wine
    Murgas Bucelas 2018 bottle

    Murgas Bucelas 2018

    PortugalLisboa VRBucelas DOC 12.5% ABV

    12.5% ABV

    Murgas DOC Bucelas White is a wine of vitality and sapidity. Its notes of grilled white peach and beeswax are complemented by the vibrant minerality typical of Bucelas. Its lively character makes it a refreshing companion to a wide variety of fish and seafood, chicken and pork. Age-worthy, it can be enjoyed now through 2030. Full details

    Murgas Bucelas 2018 label
    Red Wine
    Murgas Touriga Franca 2019 bottle

    Murgas Touriga Franca 2019

    PortugalLisboa VR 13.5% ABV

    13.5% ABV

    Murgas Touriga Franca DOC Lisboa is made from the grapes of the Arneiro vineyard, in Bucelas, in calcareous soils on a slope exposed to the west. Ruby in color, it shows aromas of raspberries and fresh currants, wrapped in notes of pink pepper and woodsy mushrooms. The mouth is enveloping, with very soft but structuring tannins. It ends long and very serious, bringing together the attributes of the great red wines of the region. Full details

    Murgas Touriga Franca 2019 label