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.
2022 was an exceptionally hot and dry year. Winter temperatures were 1.5ºC above average with 80% less precipitation. Spring continued the drier and warmer trend. In late August and September, however, temperatures dropped and helped the vines to complete their cycle. Rain between 12-15 September further helped to finish maturation. The white wine harvest began on 17 August, 6 days earlier than the previous year and yielded a good balance of fruit and acidity.
Schist and granite soils.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS
15 to 20 years.
Manually harvested and selected, pneumatically crushed, subjected to temperature contolled alcoholic fermentation (12º to 14ºC).
In stainless steel vats on fine lees.
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.
Intense, fresh, and fruitty, with citrus, stone, and white pulp fruits predominating with light notes of tropical fruit.
Its crispness stands out, which together with its volume and texture give it a long and refreshing finish.