Roquette & Cazes 2015
Roquette & Cazes 2015 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 2015 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: purple colour.
Nose: attractive and complex, with fresh aromas of berry fruit and elegant notes of spices.
Palate: balanced on the palate, evolving into a wine with a serious backbone, excellent volume and a fine texture made of velvety tannins. This is an elegant wine, with a fresh and lingering finish.
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.