Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio White 2019

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WINE CONCEPT

Respecting the viticultural tradition of the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, we craft wines based on indigenous grapes varieties, which produce fresh, versatile and food-friendly wines.

Agriculture

It was a cold year, with a lower average temperature and less rainfall than usual, despite major temperature variations. Except for the month of July, when there were two heat waves, the summer was slightly cooler, giving the grapes a longer ripening cycle, which led to good phenolic ripeness, preserved acidity and benefitted plant health. The white grape harvest began on 20 August.

Grape Varieties

Verdelho, Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho

VINIFICATION / MATURATION

Hand-picked grapes, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, primary fermentation with temperature control (12º-14ºC).

SOIL TYPE
Schistous and granitic soils.

VINES’ AGE
15 to 20 years.

In stainless steel tanks on fine lees.

MORE INFORMATION

DOURO – ALTITUDE – FRESHNESS

At the edge of Quinta dos Murças’ boundaries, we find a valley formed by steep slopes. In this place, primarily north-facing and more protected from the sun, when the wind blows, we can hear it whistle.

Assobio comes from vineyards such as these, from plots boasting unique characteristics and planted at higher altitudes. The product of the region’s most traditional grape varieties, our fresh and versatile red, white and rosé Assobios are distinctly gastronomic wines.

WINE MAKERS

José Luis Moreira da Silva and David Baverstock.

Colour

Pale citric color.

Aroma

Fresh, intense aromatics of citric tropical fruits.

Palate

Vibrant palate with good fruit volume and long refreshing finishing.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

January 2020

Alcohol/Volume

12.5 %

Total Acidity

6.1 g/l

pH

3.23

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l