Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio White 2018

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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 another atypical year in the Douro. Winter was cold and dry, Spring was cold and very rainy, and Summer, initially cold and rainy, then turned hot and extremely dry, marked by the effects of sunstroke and dehydration at the beginning of August. This unstable climate had substantial impact on the decline in production. Ripening occurred later than usual, therefore we only began the white grape harvest only on 29th of August. The grapes presented very good acidity, resulting in fresh, aromatic and elegant wines.

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.

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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 e David Baverstock

Colour

Pale citric colour

Aroma

Fresh, intense aromatics of citric tropical fruits

Palate

Vibrant palate with good fruit volume and tight refreshing finishing

Formats

750 ml

Alcohol/Volume

12.5 %

Total Acidity

5.5 g/l

pH

3.29

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l