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

2017, Wine Spectator – 90 points: ‘Best Value’

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

After a rainy winter and warm start to spring, the summer was mild but the rain was a constant threat.

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 old 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 hues.

Aroma

Intense aroma of fresh red berry fruits with spicy oak complexity following barrel maturation.

Palate

Well balanced palate with good fruit depth, mature tannins and balancing acidity. Long and persistent finish.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l

Bottling

May 2015

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

5.5 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l