Roquette & Cazes 2011
Roquette & Cazes 2011 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Tinta Roriz (15%).
GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
Roquette & Cazes 2011, for the first time, a part of the grapes came from the beautiful Quinta do Meco, build form scratch by the Cazes family in the Douro Superior. The rest of the grapes still como from the two original vineyards located in different parts of the Douro Valley: the Cima Corgo and the Douro Superior. In these two vineyards, 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.
20 months in French oak barrels (70% new and 30% one year of use).
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).
29.018 bottles (0.75 litres)
120 magnum (1.5 litres)
20 double-magnum (3.0 litres)
Colour: very dark core with intense and bright violet/purple rim.
Nose: intense fresh wild fruits, and violets, with a soft toasty hint from the wood ageing, evoking cocoa.
Palate: full bodied, black fruits, and sweet tannins. Robust core of forest fruits, complemented by fine oak. Very long and profound, developing multiple layers of sensations.ce.
Decant and serve it at 16 ºC. Roquette & Cazes 2011 is ready to drink.
It’s a good match for savoury meat and game dishes, as well as elaborate Italian food. Consumption: 2013-2026.