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)

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

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 hues.

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