Respecting the viticultural tradition of the oldest demarcated wine region of the world, we produce wines based on the local indigenous grape varieties, which are known to have unique aromas and flavours and are able to produce fresh, versatile and food-friendly wines.
Integrated Production (SATIVA certified)
Following a very wet winter and a cold spring, the vegetative cycle began some 2-3 weeks later than normal. The summer was hot and dry, allowing for some recuperation and an acceleration of the maturation process, producing well concentrated grapes, with good acidity and aromas. The harvest began on 24th August and finished on 19th September.
AGE OF VINES
Rufete with around 30 years, other varieties with around 5 years.
Hand-picked grapes, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, primary fermentation with temperature control (12º-14ºC).
Stainless steel tanks
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 Luís Moreira da Silva and David Baverstock
Salmon pink colour, light red tones.
Elegant aroma showing red berry fruits with some leafy aromatics, which add freshness.
Delicate, good balancing acidity, persistent finish.