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

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 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