Roquette & Cazes

GRAPE VARIETIES
Roquette & Cazes 2016 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Tinta Roriz (15%).

YEAR
2016

ALCOHOL
14,5% vol.

GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
The grapes of Roquette & Cazes 2016 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 purple.
Nose: engaging on the nose, showing elegant floral notes well-integrated with red berry fruit.
Palate: offers an elegant beginning, evolving into a solid wine, with excellent volume and a compact structure, made of fresh, polished tannins. The finish is balanced and persistent.

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.

AWARDS

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2015
International Wine And Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2019 – Bronze Medal
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2019 – Silver Medal (May 2019)
Revista de Vinhos – 17,5 Points (January 2019)
Público Newspaper / Fugas Supplement – 95 Points (November de 2018)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2014
International Wine And Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2017 – Silver Medal
International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2017 – Silver Medal

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2013
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2016 – Silver Medal (May 2016)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2012
RobertParker.com Wine Advocate – 90 Points (November 2015)
JancisRobinson.com – 17,5 Points (June 2015)
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2015 – VINIPORTUGAL (Maio de 2015) – Silver Medal

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2011
RobertParker.com Wine Advocate – 92 Points (November 2015)
Concurso Vinhos de Portugal 2014 – VINIPORTUGAL (May 2014) – Silver Medal

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2007
Wine Spectator – 91 Points by Kim Marcus (2012)
RobertParker.com Wine Advocate – 92 Points (October 2015)
6.ª Edition of Top Ten Competition – EXPOVINIS 2011, Brazil
» Winner of Top Ten Contest 2011 in the category “World Old Red”.
Concurso Nacional de Vinhos 2011 – Gold Award

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2006
International Wine Review – 94 Points (December 2010)
Revista de Vinhos – 17 Points (August 2010)

Copyright - Quinta do Crasto, 2016