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

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

David Baverstock and Luís Patrão

Colour

Deep vibrant red, purple hues.

Aroma

Spicy red berry fruit.

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