Roquette & Cazes 2013
Roquette & Cazes 2013 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.
GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
The grapes of Roquette & Cazes 2013 come from the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior subregions. They are hand-harvested and then destemmed and crushed. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel conic vats. Rack and return is performed during fermentation. This French technique means that the juice is drained from the fermenting vat leaving the cap behind. The fermenting juice is then pumped back over the cap, maximising the skin contact. The result is a concentrated, complex wine that is also elegant and stylish.
18 months in French oak barrels (70% new oak and 30% one year old oak).
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).
Colour: deep violet.
Nose: seductive aromas of fresh berry fruit and elegant floral notes reminiscent of violets are well integrated with soft cocoa hints.
Palate: elegant beginning that leads way to a voluminous wine with a solid structure of sweet, finely textured tannins. A complex wine, with pleasant berry fruit flavours, and a balanced, 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.