Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Red 2016

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Wine Concept

Respecting the viticultural tradition of the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, we craft wines based on indigenous grapes varieties, which produce fresh, versatile and food-friendly wines.

Agriculture

Following a very wet winter and cold spring, the vegetative cycle began two to three weeks later than normal. The summer was hot and dry, accelerating ripening, producing concentrated grapes with good acidity and aromas. The harvest took place between 6th September and 7th October.

SOIL TYPE

Schist

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
20 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Vinification / Maturation

Hand-picked grapes, destemming, crushing, pre-fermentation cold maceration, fermentation with temperature control (Max 25ºC), membrane pressing.

20% of the blend aged in 3rd and 4th year French oak casks for 6 months.

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

José Luis Moreira da Silva and David Baverstock

Colour

Red with violet tones.

Aroma

Fresh and intense with dominant red fruit.

Palate

Fresh and elegant with a persistent finish.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l   ·   5 l

Bottling

June 2017

Alcohol/Volume

13 %

Total Acidity

5 g/l

pH

3.65

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l