Wine Roquette & Cazes 2007
Roquette & Cazes 2007 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (15%) and Tinta Roriz (25%).
GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
The grapes of Roquette & Cazes 2007 come from two vineyards located in different parts of the Douro Valley: the Cima Corgo and the Douro Superior. Grapes varieties are planted separately. Harvest occurred at an optimal stage of maturity. Grapes were carried into Quinta do Crasto’s winery in 25 kg boxes. After a rigorous selection, stalks were removed and grapes were crushed and transferred into stainless steel conic shaped vats. Then, a long maceration period took place using “delestage”, an alternative French technique to the classic pumping over method.
18 months in French oak barrels (70% new and 30% one year of use) and 18 months in bottle (in a temperature controlled warehouse).
21.694 bottles (0.75 litres)
493 magnum (1.5 litres)
30 double-magnum (3.0 litres)
Colour: deep ruby-red with violet narrow rim.
Nose: clean notes of fresh wild fruits, with a soft toasty hint, evoking cocoa and vanilla.
Palate: great volume and soft round tannins. Wild red fruits mixed with a soft savoury oak touch. Great finish with length and complexity.
Roquette & Cazes 2007 was aged in the bottle and may throw a light deposit. Decant and serve at 16 ºC. The wine is ready to drink but will keep for a decade. It’s a good match for savoury meat and game dishes, as well as elaborate Italian food.