HERDADE DO ESPORAO Assobio Red 2019 Douro Bottle ORG
Red Still Wine | Portugal | 75cl
Please note: We only deliver in JERSEY, Channel Islands.
Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
The new harvest of Assobio Red has just arrived on the market. Produced from grapes grown on a higher altitude and with less sun exposure, this wine represents the fresher side of the Douro. Assobio red is a fresh, elegant wine, with notes of red berries and a long, persistent finish.
2019 was a dry year in the Douro, having an average temperature lower than usual. With the exception of July, which had two heat waves, the summer was slightly cooler, allowing for a longer ripening cycle of the grapes. According to the winemaker from Quinta dos Murças, José Luís Moreira da Silva, “the fresh, versatile profile and great gastronomic aptitude of Assobio Red comes out even stronger in this harvest”.
Produced with the typical Douro red grape varieties – Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca – Assobio Red respects the winegrowing tradition of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Vinified in stainless steel vats with controlled temperature, most of the blend is then aged for six months in old concrete vats and a small part in used French oak barrels.
When the time comes to pair it with a meal, the possibilities are endless, from traditional Portuguese dishes to aromas and flavours from other points of the world. This is a wine that looks good on any table and complements even the simplest dishes.
Among many of the people we meet and who inspire us for one reason or another, we found Afonso and Marta. Both share a love for cooking and don’t miss a chance to be at the table with their loved ones. The challenge to combine Assobio Red with a dish of their choice, led the whole family and friends into Nature. Everyone played their part to prepare Smoked Chicken Wings. A simple dish, cooked with time and dedication, enjoyed in an idyllic setting, in Sintra.