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.
This was an atypical, extremely hot and dry year. The prolonged lack of precipitation and very high temperatures in the Spring accelerated the grapes’evolution and ripening. The harvest began on August 22, approximately 2 weeks earlier than in 2016, and ended on September 29.
TYPE OF SOIL
Circa 20 years
Hand-picked grapes, destemming, crushing, pre-fermentation cold maceration, fermentation with temperature control (Max 25ºC), membrane pressing.
10% of the blend aged in 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.
Good concentration, with prominent freshness and elegance.
By downloading and/or using any of the graphic materials provided on this page, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to the Image and Video Usage Agreement (hereinafter Agreement) below, which governs the use of images and videos of Esporão, S.A. If you do not agree to the terms of the Agreement, you must refrain from using or copying the said graphic materials, unless you have written authorisation duly signed by a representative of Esporão, S.A.
Once subject to the terms of this Agreement, you may use the images and videos, only in full, for editorial use and/or for industry analysis. This right of use is non-transferable to other individuals or companies. The graphic material may not, under any circumstances, be used to promote or sell any product, service or technology (e.g. in advertising, brochures, books, photos or any type of merchandising), unless advance authorisation has been obtained for this, duly signed by a representative of Esporão, S.A. The right of use does not allow the images or videos to be altered or modified, in whole or in part, for any purpose.
Esporão, S.A. has and shall continue to have sole and exclusive ownership of the contents presented here. It is expressly forbidden to delete, modify or conceal any notices of ownership related to the image or video, and, for each use, the image or video in question must be clearly identified as being owned by Esporão, S.A.