Assobio Red 2019
Intense and lively aromas, dominated by red fruits. On the palate the wine shows good concentration, with a pronunced freshness and elegance.
Respecting the wine tradition of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, these wines are produced based on their native varieties. Versatile and gastronomic, they embody the cooler side of the Douro. Near one of the boundaries of Quinta dos Murças, we find steep slopes forming a valley. In this spot, mostly facing north, more protected from the sun, when the wind passes we hear it whistles (or 'assobiar' in Portuguese). The Assobio range comes from vineyards such as those found there, plots with unique characteristics, at higher altitudes.
It was a dry year, in which despite large fluctuations, the average temperatures and rainfall were lower than usual. With the exception of July, where there were two heat waves, the summer was slightly cooler, allowing for a longer ripening cycle of the grapes, which contributed to good phenolic ripeness, preservation of acidity and good sanitary conditions. We began harvest on 20th August.
Manual harvest, followed by de-stemming, crushing, pre-fermentation cold maceration, alcoholic fermentation with controlled temperatures (Max. 25°C). 10% of blend is aged in used French oak casks for 6 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses