Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Rose

2016 2015 2014 2013

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

Respecting the winemaking tradition of the world’s oldest demarcated region, the Assobio brand aims to highlight the vibrant, fresh and gastronomic character of the Cima Corgo region, in the heart of the Douro.

Agriculture

The winter was cold and dry, followed by a spring that was hot and 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.

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Rufete, Tinto Cão

Vinification / Maturation

Grapes picked and selected by hand, pneumatic pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation (12º to 14ºC).

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 Luís Moreira da Silva and David Baverstock

Colour

Light salmon with red flecks.

Aroma

Dominated by fresh red fruit.

Palate

Delicate, intense, vibrantly fresh, well balanced and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

March 2016

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

pH

3.3

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.9 g/l