Wine Roquette & Cazes 2012
Roquette & Cazes 2012 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Tinta Roriz (15%).
GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
The grapes of Roquette & Cazes 2012 come from the two original vineyards located in different parts of the Douro valley: the Cima Corgo and the Douro Superior, which 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 controlled temperature stainless steel conic shaped vats. Then, a long maceration period took place using “delestage”, an alternative French technique to the classic pumping over method. This helps keeping the identity of the wines from the Douro by reducing their hardiness and increasing their elegance.
18 months in French oak barrels (70% new and 30% one year of use).
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).
43.600 Bt x 0,75cl
500 Mg x 150cl / 100 Dm x 300cl / 1 Bt x 1200cl
Colour: deep purple.
Nose: great aromatic complexity with aromas of well integrated fresh berries as well as violet and spicy notes.
Palate: elegant, full-bodied with smooth and fine tannins. Very pleasant sensation of forest fruits in complete harmony with soft violet flavours. Firm, fresh and lingering finish.
Decant and serve it 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.
Ideal consumption: 2014-2028