Douro / Quinta dos Murças

Assobio White 2020

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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.

Agriculture

It was an unusual year with several challenges throughout the cycle. It rained on 1/3 of the days, which resulted in an accumulated rainfall 35% higher than the average. The maximum, average and minimum temperatures were also higher, with a decrease in chill hours of about 20%. The month of July was extremely hot and dry, accelerating the end of the cycle.  These conditions have resulted in increased vegetative growth, increased pressure of mildew and powdery mildew, a decrease in the number of bunches, and an increase in the dehydration of the berries, which together has led to a significant decrease in production. We started the harvest earlier than usual for white grapes, on 17 August, with good concentration, acidity and phenolic ripeness.

Grape Varieties

Verdelho, Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho

Vinification / Maturation

Manual harvest, sorting table, pneumatic pressing, alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperatures (12º to 14ºC).

SOIL GEOLOGY

Schist and granite soils.

AGE OF THE VINEYARDS

15 to 20 years.

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.

Colour

Citrine yellow. 

Aroma

Intense and fresh aroma dominated by citrus fruits, tropical fruits and white pulp fruits.

Palate

In the mouth its acidity stands out, which together with its volume and texture give it a long and refreshing finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

February 2021

Alcohol/Volume

11.9 %

Total Acidity

5.4 g/l

pH

3.27

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.6 g/l