Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Red

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

This wine expresses the vibrant aromatics and flavours of the traditional Douro varieties and their potential when blended to produce well balanced, structured, gastronomic wines.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

An extremely dry year with most rainfall between December and February. The period between March and August was hotter than usual, leading to an earlier harvest. Due to warmer temperatures, the grapes were very ripe, lending the wine rich fruit aromas and great depth.

SOIL TYPE
Schist.

AVERAGE AGE OF WINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Vinification / Maturation

Hand picked, bunch selection on sorting table, detemming/gentle crushing, 7 day ferment (24ºC – 27ºC), regular pumpover/delastage, membrane pressing.

20% of blend aged for 6 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak barrels.

More Information

A DOC Douro wine produced at Quinta dos Murças from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca grapes. After alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures (24 ºC to 27 ºC), approximately 20% of the blend ages for 6 months in new and used French and American oak barrels.

Boasting an elegant profile of red fruit and spicy notes with young fruit notes, this is a versatile wine that pairs well with all types of dishes, from the most sophisticated to the most traditional cuisine.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Deep vibrant red, purple hues.

Palate

Elegant palate, youthful fruit, fine tannic structure.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

November 2010

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.2 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.9 g/l