Quinta dos Murças Assobio Douro Branco
Citric aromas with lime and passion fruit notes. Fine, elegant palate with intense fruit freshness, mineral notes and persistent acidity to finish.
Origin: Covelinhas, Portugal
Taste guide: Medium dry, medium bodied. Pale straw in hue, intense & fresh aroma dominated by citrus & tropical fruits. Acidity stands out, which, together with its volume & texture, give it a long & refreshing finish - unoaked.
75cl - Traditional Cork Opening - 12.5%
Grape blend: 30% Viosinho, 25% Verdelho, 25% Rabigato, 10% Gouveio and 10% Códega do Larinho
Located in the heart of the Alentejo region, the Herdade do Esporão Estate was established in 1267. Having passed through various families and Counts of the region, the property has been owned by the Roquette family since 1973. Esporão are keen to preserve what is genuine and traditional, but seek to combine this with innovation. At the heart of all Esporão projects is the preservation of the environment and biodiversity and wine production is overseen by the well respected and highly experienced winemaker David Baverstock, who is at the forefront of modern Portuguese winemaking. His philosophy is to create authentic and exciting wines, taking full advantage of Portuguese heritage and grape diversity and combining it with a contemporary approach. Esporão is characterised by the diversity of its volcanic and schist soils, warmed by the Alentejo sun, which are tempered by cool Atlantic breezes. Sustainable production methods are used throughout and a large area of vineyards is currently being converted for organic production.
The grapes are harvested by hand and the fermentation is carried out at low temperatures, with light-lees ageing; to develop a wine with a fresh, aromatic nature. The nose shows citrus notes, such as lime, with a touch of passion fruit; the palate is vibrant and lively with a lingering citrus finish.
Will go well with seafood dishes, fish dishes or salad.
Hard-to-find wine (even we could only get 7 bottles) is up to £10.99 elsewhere but just £8.45 with us!