Quinta dos Murcas, Assobio Tinto, Douro
£16.99

Variety: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca

Vintage: 2013

Region: Douro, Portugal

 

Vineyard and Viticulture:

The vineyards are situated at 350m above sea level and are mainly schist soil and with vines that are an average age 20 years.

 

Vinification:

Bunches are hand picked, destemmed and crushed. Temperature controlled fermentation (24°-27°C) takes place in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is filtered, and around 30% of the blend is then aged in oak for 12 months in new and 2/3 year old 225 litre French and American oak barrels.

 

Tasting Notes:

Spicy red berry fruit aromas with notes of typical Douro plants - rockrose. The palate is balanced combining elegance and finesse, with body and structure, and a long, fresh finish.

 

Serving Suggestion:

Red meats & game.