Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Red 2018

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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

This was another atypical year in the Douro. Winter was cold and dry, Spring was cold and very rainy, and Summer, initially cold and rainy, then turned hot and extremely dry, marked by the effects of sunstroke and dehydration at the beginning of August. This unstable climate had a substantial impact on the decline in production. Ripening occurred later than usual; therefore we only began the Red grape harvest on 16th of September. The grapes presented very good acidity, resulting in fresh, aromatic and elegant wines.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

VINEYARDS AGE
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.

10% of the blend aged in 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

Intense and lively with dominant red fruit.

Palate

Good concentration, with prominent freshness and elegance.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l   ·   5 l   ·   9 l

Bottling

August 2019

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

5.5 g/l

pH

3.65

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l