Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio White 2017

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

Red White Rose

Wine Concept

Respecting the viticultural tradition of the world’s oldest demarcated wine region, we craft wines based on indigenous grapes varieties, which produce fresh, versatile and food-friendly wines.

Agriculture

This was an atypical, extremely hot and dry year. The prolonged lack of precipitation and very high temperatures in the Spring accelerated the grapes’evolution and ripening. The harvest began on August 10, approximately 2 weeks earlier than in 2016, and ended on August 25.

SOIL TYPE
Schistous and granitic soils

AGE OF VINES
15 to 20 years

Grape Varieties

Verdelho, Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho

Vinification / Maturation

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

In stainless steel tanks on fine lees.

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 and José Luis Moreira da Silva

Colour

Pale citric colour

Aroma

Fresh, intense aromatics of citric and tropical fruits

Palate

Vibrant palate with good fruit volume and tight refreshing finishing

Formats

750 ml

Alcohol/Volume

13 %

Total Acidity

6 g/l

pH

3.25

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l