Roquette & Cazes

GRAPE VARIETIES
Roquette & Cazes 2020 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (25%) and Tinta Roriz (15%).

YEAR
2020

ALCOHOL
14,5% vol.

GRAPE GROWING AND WINEMAKING
The grapes, mostly from Quinta do Meco and from older vineyards in the Douro Superior, 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: the nose offers outstanding aroma intensity, with fresh red fruits and soft notes of fine spice.
Palate: seductive on the palate, evolving into a wine with excellent structure, made of velvet textured tannins. The finish is complex and persistent. A wine that enhances Bordeaux’s winemaking techniques, perfectly combining them with the Douro’s identity.

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.

Last Updated: July 20, 2023

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2019
Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards (UK / 2023)
92 Points + Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge (UK / 2023)
Gold Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT/2023)
Silver Medal – Douro Superior Wine Festival (PT / 2023)
92 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (USA / 2022)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR/ 2022)
18 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2022)
17,5 Points – Revista de Vinhos (PT / 2022)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2018
17,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2022)
Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Award (UK / 2022)
94 Points – Fugas Magazine (PT / 2022)
17,5 Points + Highly Recommended – Revista de Vinhos (PT / 2021)
17,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2021)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2017
92 Points + Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Award (UK / 2021)
Great Gold Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT/2021)
92 Points – Fugas Magazine (PT / 2020)
17,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2020)
17 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK /2020)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2016
Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge (UK / 2021)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2015
93 Points + Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge (UK / 2021)
Bronze Medal – International Wine and Spirit Competition (UK)
Commended Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 (UK / 2020)
Silver Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT / 2019)
17,5 Points – Revista de Vinhos Magazine (PT / 2019)
95 Points – Jornal Público/Suplemento Fugas (PT / 2018)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2014
90 Points, Wine Spectator (EUA)
Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge (UK)
Silver Medal – International Wine and Spirit Competition (UK / 2017)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2013
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Silver Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT / 2016)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2012
90 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2015)
17,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK)
Silver Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT / 2015)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2011
Silver Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT / 2014)
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2015)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2007
91 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2015)
Top Ten – Expovinis (Brasil/2011)
Gold Medal – Wines of Portugal Challenge (PT)

ROQUETTE & CAZES 2006
94 Points – International Wine Review (EUA / 2010)
17 Points – Revista de Vinhos Magazine (PT / 2010)

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