Quinta da Murta, tucked away in gentle chalky hills of Bucelas region, is located 25 km North East Lisbon. French producer and owner Franck Bodin has transformed this property bringing his international agronomic expertise to the region.
Quinta da Murta sits in a unique preserved environment surrounded by an amphitheater of bio-dynamically farmed vineyards. The soils are composed of calcareous marl, crystalline limestone with numerous presence of fossils from the Upper Jurassic (Portlandian limestone identical to the Chablis region. All contribute to a very fine mineralité with shell note, roundness and suppleness of the wine.
The vineyards are all planted on high slope, south/south-east exposition, at 250 meters altitude, protected from Atlantic westerlies winds by a ridge of hills.
The area enjoys a very specific micro-climate, relatively cool and humid in winter and during the nights, warm and dry during summer. All contribute to a perfect grape ripening but keeping the freshness of the Atlantic ocean.