Fresh & elegant, intense red fruit flavours. Very drinkable.
Tasting Notes: A blend of Douro staples: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz deliver a lovely concentration of lively red berry fruits balanced with a freshness and elegance, making this wine an easy match to many dishes and occasions.
tt 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. The harvest began on 20th August.
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.
Food Match : Perfect with BBQ - grilled or roasted reds meats, pizza, pasta, mild cheeses.
Grape : 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz & 30% Touriga Franca
Producer : Esporao
Country : Douro, Portugal