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.
Total destemming and uncontrolled fermentation without inoculation in INOX for 8-10 days. Following malolactic fermentation, 70% will rest 13 months in second fill 500L and 225L French oak. Alcohol Content: 13.5%; Total Acidity: 5.6g/1; pH: 3.7; Total Sugars: 1 g/l
The vineyards of Murgas are located in the rolling hills of Freixial, in the western part of the Bucelas region. Situated on a southwest-facing slope, the 12-hectare vineyard sits on limestone soils and marl, growing Arinto (9 hectares), Esgana Cão (1 hectare) and Touriga Franca (2 hectares). Many of these vines were planted over 30 years ago by the grandfather, Sérgio Geraldes Barba, with the balance planted just a few years ago by grandson João Franca. Farming is organic (although not yet certified). After two decades in which grapes were sold off, vinification resumed with a 2017 release. The winemaker is Bernardo Cabral. Full details
About Vinho Regional LisboaVinho Regional Lisboa (Lisboa VR) extends north along the Atlantic coast from Lisbon and the Tagus estuary, its best wines often marked by a freshness and tension—as well as a notable saline minerality—due to its distinct maritime influence. Formerly known as Estremadura, the region includes three of the most historic wine appellations in Portugal—Bucelas, Carcavelos and Colares—and has seen a rise in its prominence as Lisbon has assumed its place as one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. Traditional grapes include Arinto, Fernão Pires, Esgana Cão, Rabo do Ovelha, Malvasia di Colares, Gallego Dourado and Ratinho for white wines, and Castelão, Trincadeira, Ramisco, Baga and Touriga Franca for reds. It is also home to the Lourinha DOC, the only appellation for aguardente and brandy outside of France.
|SKU||Vintage||Region||Origin||Desc||Cepage||% Alc||Size/Pack||Finish||BTL Barcode||Cs Barcode||Cs Wgt|
|HZ 6111-19||2019||Lisboa||PT||Red Wine||Touring Franca||13.5%||750/12||cork||5600250080019||15600250080016||17.01 kg|