Quinta Dos Murças Reserva 2009 – Wine of the Week

Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal
Quinta Dos Murças winery in northern Portugal

Price: $40

Rating: 14/20

Region: Douro, Portugal

Varietals: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão

Production: 2,491 cases

Alcohol: 14 percent

Tasting Notes: Made along northern Portugal’s once again popular Douro River region, this complex wine is grown in the oldest D.O.C. in the world. It was created from low yielding vines using sustainable practices in a stunningly terraced setting. The 2009 Reserva has strong flavors and should only get better with age, letting off aromas of dark chocolate and blackberry. This bold vintage has elegant notes of fruit and subdued oak, and shows a good balance of tannins and acidity.

Food Pairings: Pork chops, Francesinha, fig and Gorgonzola pizza

For more information, visit Quinta’s Dos Murças’ official website

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