Quinta da MURTA : “Bucelas” is a historically famous Portuguese apellation first cultivated by the Romans over 2000 years ago. New trade routes to the Indies were toasted by Portuguese sailors wine from Bucelas. In Henry VI (written 1594) Shakespeare’s rowdy characters drink it as it was a wine prized by the British Royal court.
The vineyards are planted at a good elevation in limestone and marl contributing a fine mineral note.
Touriga Nacional is the principle red variety in making Port wine and has lots of structure with intense notes of mulberry and blackberry aromas and is very well suited to this terroir. Yields are kept low and organic viticulture and winemaking is adhered to in their practices.
The grapes undergo a cool maceration and pressing to get the perfect color. This sparkling wine is made methods champenoise disgorged after 18 months on the lees. Light and fresh with fine bubbles and a beautiful color with good notes of dark and red berries great balance and elegance. Good as a cocktail or with food.