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.
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.
AVERAGE AGE OF WINES
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.
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.
David Baverstock and Luís Patrão
Deep vibrant red, purple hues.
Spicy red berry fruit.
Elegant palate, youthful fruit, fine tannic structure.