Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio Tinto 2019

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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.

Reviews

Decanter

91 Pts | 2017

Wine Spectator

TOP 100 Best Values | 2015

90 pts | 2014

Mundus Vini

Silver | 2014

Gold | 2012

Wine Enthusiast

94 pts | 2011

Agriculture

It was a dry year, in which despite large fluctuations, the average temperature and rainfall were lower than usual. With the exception of July, where there were two heat waves, the summer was slightly cooler, allowing for a longer ripening cycle of the grapes, which contributes to good phenolic ripeness, preservation of acidity and good sanitary conditions. We began the harvest on 20 August.

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, selection table, destemming, crushing, pre-fermentation cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperatures (Max 25ºC), pneumatic pressing.

10% of the blend was aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

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

Red, with violet shades.

Aroma

Intense and lively, dominated by red fruits.

Palate

Good concentration, with a pronounced freshness and elegance.

Formats

375 ml   ·   750 ml   ·   1,5 l   ·   3 l   ·   5 l   ·   9 l

Bottling

October 2020

Alcohol/Volume

13.0 %

Total Acidity

5.3 g/l

pH

3.6

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2 g/l