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.
This year was marked by a hotter and drier winter than usual, and spring featured great temperature variations and rainfall. The beginning of summer was marked by thunder storms and intense hail at the end of June, while the month of July was cooler and humid. The temperatures rose in August, which accelerated ripening. We began to harvest the red grapes on August 30th, with good acidity and aromatic intensity.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS
10 years old.
Manual harvest, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperatures (12º to 14ºC).
In stainless steel vats.
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 Luis Moreira da Silva & Lourenço Charters.
Pink, with soft red highlights.
Elegant, with the red fruits standing out together with some vegetable aromas that give it greater freshness.
Delicate, with good acidity and some tannins, it has a fresh and persistent finish.