Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio White

2015 2014 2013

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

Respecting the winemaking tradition of the oldest demarcated region in the world, these wines are produced using native grape varieties, created to express the vibrant aromas of the most traditional Douro grapes, showcasing their potential for producing balanced wines that are excellent partners for food.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certificate)

A damp winter followed by a mild summer with high diurnal temperature variations, allowing for a long, even maturation, with good fruit intensity and balancing acidity.

SOIL TYPE
Schist.

AVERAGE AGE OF WINES
15 years

Grape Varieties

Arinto, Verdelho, Gouveio, Viosinho

Vinification / Maturation

Grapes picked and selected by hand, pneumatic pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation (12ºC to 14ºC), aged on fine less (sur lie).

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

David Baverstock, Sandra Alves and Michael Wren

Colour

Crystal clear, citric with green hues.

Aroma

Citric aromas with lime and passion fruit notes.

Palate

Fine, elegant palate with intense fruit freshness, mineral notes, tight, persistent acidity to finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

April 2015

Alcohol/Volume

13 %

Total Acidity

7 g/l

pH

3

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

3.5 g/l