Wine Roquette & Cazes 2008
Roquette & Cazes 2008 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 2008 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).
14,686 bottles (0.75 litres)
120 magnum (1.5 litres)
32 double-magnum (3.0 litres)
Colour: deep ruby-red with narrow rim.
Nose: clean notes of fresh wild fruits, with a soft toasty hint, evoking cocoa.
Palate: great volume and soft round tannins. Wild red fruits. Great finish with length and complexity.
Roquette & Cazes 2008 was aged in the bottle, so it may throw a light deposit. Decant and serve at 16 ºC. The wine is ready to drink. It’s a good match for savoury meat and game dishes, as well as elaborate Italian food.