Wine Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2005
Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2005 is made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (15%) and Tinta Roriz (25%).
GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
Vines are planted in Douro´s traditional terraces (socalcos and patamares). The hand-harvested grapes come from old vines located in the subregions of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. All the grapes of Xisto – Roquette & Cazes 2005 are destemed and crushed. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel conic vats. Several delestages are applied during the long maceration period. Delestage is a French extraction technique which 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. This is a very extractive technique but, at the same time, it maintains the elegance of the wine.
Daniel Llose (Château Lynch-Bages) and Susana Esteban (Quinta do Crasto).
18 months in French oak barrels (60% new barrels and 40% of one year old barrels).
August of 2007.
Colour: dark ruby.
Nose: good harmony between elegant floral notes and very intense red fruit aromas. Great freshness.
Palate: very refine attack, right volume with deep and very silky tannins. Elegant finish with very good complexity between red fresh fruit and slight notes of dark chocolate. Excellent deepness with good ageing potential.
Decant before serving. Serving Temperature: 16 ºC.
Perfect matches: red meat, gamey and seasoned dishes. It is also a good match for traditional Italian dishes. 2011-2025