Xisto – Roquette & Cazes

GRAPE VARIETIES
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.

YEAR
2015

ALCOHOL
14,5%

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.

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

AGEING
20 months in 225-litre oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES
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.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Decant before serving. Serving Temperature: 16 ºC.
Perfect matches: red meat, gamey and seasoned dishes.

Last Updated: 25 January 2021

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2015
18,5 Points – Revista de Vinhos (PT / 2020)
Between “Melhores do Ano | Douro”, Revista de Vinhos (PT / 2019)
17,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2020)
18 Points – Revista Grandes Escolhas (PT / 2019)

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2013
18 Points – Revista de Vinhos (PT)

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2012
93 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
16,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK)

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2011
95 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2005
Gold Medal + Trophy – International Wine Challenge (UK)
Prémio Prestígio – Concurso Nacional Vinhos Engarrafados (PT)
17,5 Points – Concurso Vinhos de Portugal (PT / 2008)
18 Points – Revista de Vinhos (PT / 2008)

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2003
Top 10 + 3 Excepcionais – Vinexpo (FR / 2005)
5 Estrelas + 7/8 Points – Os melhores do Ano, João Paulo Martins (PT / 2006)
1º Lugar + 18 Points, El Mundo Vino (ES / 2006)

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