Quinta da Murta Lisboa-Bucelas
French producer and owner Franck Bodin has transformed this property in the Lisboa region. First planted some 20 years ago, Quinta da Murta is making a real impact, especially with the white wines, termed the ‘Wine of Shakespeare’ (see Henry VI part 2). The parent material of the soil is Jurassic calcareous marl and limestone and the vineyards are planted on south and south-east facing slopes at ca. 250m elevation. Arinto is the main white varietal grown and the wines are typically fresh, zesty and acidic. Aromas of lemon and vanilla dominate and though they may be enjoyed young, these wines will benefit from some cellar age. The classico is a superb food wine. The Touriga Nacional and Syrah red is an interesting development and worth watching.
To find out more about Quinta da Murta and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide Portugal..
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