Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Rose 2020

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

Respecting the wine tradition of the oldest demarcated region in the world, these wines are produced based on their native varieties. Versatile and gastronomic, they embody the cooler side of the Douro.

Agriculture

It was an unusual year with several challenges throughout the cycle. It rained on 1/3 of the days, which resulted in an accumulated rainfall 35% higher than the average. The maximum, average and minimum temperatures were also higher, with a decrease in chill hours of about 20%. The month of July was extremely hot and dry, accelerating the end of the cycle.  These conditions have resulted in increased vegetative growth, increased pressure of mildew and powdery mildew, a decrease in the number of bunches, and an increase in the dehydration of the berries, which together has led to a significant decrease in production. We started the harvest earlier than usual for grapes for rosé, on 26 August, with good concentration, acidity and phenolic ripeness.

SOIL GEOLOGY

Schist

AGE OF THE VINEYARDS

The Rufete is about 30 years old and the rest are about 5 to 10 years old.

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Rufete

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperatures (12º to 14ºC).

In stainless steel vats.

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

Pink, with soft red highlights. 

Aroma

Elegant, with the red fruits standing out together with some vegetable aromas that give it greater freshness. 

Palate

Delicate, with good acidity and some tannins, it has a fresh and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

February 2021

Alcohol/Volume

13.1 %

Total Acidity

6.0 g/l

pH

3.27

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l