Roquette & Cazes 2017
Roquette & Cazes 2017 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 2017 come from the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior subregions. They are hand-harvested and taken to the winery, where they are rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes are then destemmed and gently 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.
About 18 months in French oak barrels.
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).
Colour: deep ruby.
Nose: shows beautiful aroma complexity, with clean notes of red fruit, elegant spice and light balsamic hints.
Palate: offers an elegant beginning, evolving into a wine of excellent volume and structure, made of velvety tannins. This is an engaging wine, with a fresh, lingering finish.
Decant and serve it at 16-18 ºC. It’s a good match for savoury meat and game dishes, as well as elaborate Italian food.