Roquette & Cazes 2018

Roquette & Cazes 2018

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Technical Sheet (EN)

GRAPE VARIETIES
Roquette & Cazes 2018 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Tinta Roriz (15%).

YEAR
2018

ALCOHOL
14% vol.

GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
The grapes of Roquette & Cazes 2018 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.

AGEING
About 18 months in French oak barrels.

WINEMAKERS
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).

TASTING NOTES
Colour: deep ruby.
Nose: shows fresh aromas of red fruit, well integrated with light notes of spice.
Palate: elegant on the palate, evolving into an harmonious wine of great volume, with a structure made of velvety-textured tannins. This is an appealing wine that finishes with balance and persistence.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
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.