Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Rose 2016

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Red White Rose

Wine Concept

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.

Agriculture

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.

SOIL TYPE
Schist

AGE OF VINES
Rufete with around 30 years, other varieties with around 5 years.

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Tinto Cão

Vinification / Maturation

Hand-picked grapes, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, primary fermentation with temperature control (12º-14ºC).

Stainless steel tanks

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

Salmon pink colour, light red tones.

Aroma

Elegant aroma showing red berry fruits with some leafy aromatics, which add freshness.

Palate

Delicate, good balancing acidity, persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

February 2017

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

5.1 g/l

pH

3.47

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l