Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2015
Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2015 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz along with other local varieties from Old Vines.
GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
Vines are planted in Douro’s traditional “Patamares” (terraces) with two rows of vines. The hand-harvested grapes of Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2015 come from old vines located in the subregions of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. All the grapes of Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2015 are 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.
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto).
20 months in 225-litre oak barrels.
Colour: deep purple.
Aroma: complex on the nose, displaying red fruit aromas, which are in perfect harmony with delicate notes of fresh spice.
Palate: intense on the palate, evolving into a wine with an elegant profile, excellent volume and silky tannins, all well integrated with notes of red fruit. The finish is balanced and delivers extraordinary persistence and freshness. A wine made using Bordeaux winemaking techniques without losing the distinctiveness of the Douro.
Decant before serving. Serving Temperature: 16 ºC.
Perfect matches: red meat, gamey and seasoned dishes.