Respecting the wine tradition of the oldest demarcated region in the world, these wines are produced based on their native varieties. Versatile and gastronomic, they embody the cooler side of the Douro.
This year was marked by a hotter and drier winter than usual, and spring featured great temperature variations and rainfall. The beginning of summer was marked by thunder storms and intense hail at the end of June, while the month of July was cooler and humid. The temperatures rose in August, which accelerated ripening. We began to harvest the white grapes on August 23rd, with good acidity and aromatic intensity.
Schist and granite soils.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS
15 to 20 years.
Manual harvest, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperatures (12º to 14ºC).
In stainless steel vats on thin lees.
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.
José Luis Moreira da Silva & Lourenço Charters
Intense and fresh aroma dominated by citrus fruits, tropical fruits and white pulp fruits.
In the mouth its acidity stands out, which together with its volume and texture give it a long and refreshing finish.