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.

Awards

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

Agriculture

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.

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

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, Luís Patrão and Michael Wren

Colour

Deep ruby with purple edges.

Aroma

Spicy red berry fruits.

Palate

Elegant palate showing youthful fruit, fine tannins with good balancing acidity on the finish.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

February 2013

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.64 g/l

pH

3.67

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l