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.
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.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
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.
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.
José Luis Moreira da Silva and David Baverstock
Red with violet tones.
Fresh and intense with dominant red fruit.
Fresh and elegant with a persistent finish.
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