Roquette & Cazes 2014
Roquette & Cazes 2014 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 2014 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.
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).
Colour: opaque, with a narrow purple / bluish rim.
Nose: complex on the nose, showing fresh notes of wild berry fruit and elegant hints of fresh spice.
Palate: elegant beginning leading to a voluminous wine, with an excellent structure made of powerful yet smooth-textured tannins. Fine hints of wild berry fruit complete the palate. The finish is lingering and balanced.
Decant and serve it at 16ºC. It’s a good match for savoury meat and game dishes, as well as elaborate Italian food. The wine is ready to drink.