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)

The low winter rainfall contributed to a smaller than average grape harvest with deeply concentrated high quality wines.

SOIL TYPE
Schist.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
20 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Vinification / Maturation

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

Around 30% of the blend was aged for 12 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 violet edges.

Aroma

Perfumed and spicy with notes of blueberries.

Palate

Round and full bodied palate with youthful fruit and integrated tannins. Finishes with good balancing acidity.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

June 2014

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.92 g/l

pH

3.62

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l