Respecting the winemaking tradition of the world’s oldest demarcated region, these are wines produced using local grape varieties, designed to express the vibrant aroma of the Douro’s most traditional varieties and demonstrate their potential for making balanced and gastronomic wines.
The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and also dry. The colder-than-normal temperatures at the beginning of the summer meant that the red grapes ripened earlier, boasting good levels of acidity and concentration.
AGE OF VINES
Around 20 years old
Grapes hand-picked, bunch selected, destemming, crushing, pre-fermentation cold maceration, fermentation with temperature control (Max 25ºC), membrane pressing.
Around 20% of the blend aged in 3rd and 4th year French oak casks for 6 months.
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.
David Baverstock and José Luís Moreira da Silva
Red with violet tones.
Fresh and intense with dominant red fruit.
Well-integrated tannins and good acidity provide a long, elegant and fresh finish.
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