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.
2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Commended
2014, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Gold
2014, Mundus Vini – Gold Medal
2014, Wine & Spirits “Years Best Portugal Reds“ – 85 points
2014, Tasted Journal – 90 points
2014, Prowein Tasted Journal – 90 points
2014, Wine Enthusiast – 94 points
2013, Revista de Vinhos – Best Buy
2013, Revista de Vinhos – 16 points
Integrated Production (certified)
Damp, stormy weather during the spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
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, Luís Patrão and Michael Wren
Deep ruby with purple edges.
Spicy red berry fruits.
Elegant palate showing youthful fruit, fine tannins with good balancing acidity on the finish.
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