Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Red

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

Produced from the premium grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca, 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)

This harvest was characterized by a rainy winter followed by a long and mild summer. These cooler summer temperatures allowed for ideal grape maturation conditions.

SOIL TYPE
Schist.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Vinification / Maturation

Hand picking and bunch selection, detemming, crushing, fermentation with temperature control (24ºC – 27oC), membrane pressing.

Around 20% of the blend was aged for 6 months in 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, Luís Patrão and Michael Wren

Colour

Deep ruby with purple edges.

Palate

Elegant palate with youthful fruit, fine tannins and balancing acidity.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

December 2011

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.4 g/l

pH

3.65

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l