Xisto Roquette & Cazes

GRAPE VARIETIES
Xisto Roquette & Cazes 2019 is a wine made from grapes of the varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.

YEAR
2019

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 2019 come from vines located in the subregions of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. All the grapes of Xisto Roquette & Cazes 2019 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)
Manuel Lobo (Quinta do Crasto)

AGEING
20 months in 225-litre oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: deep ruby.
Aroma: the nose shows fresh forest fruit notes well integrated with fine hints of spice and gum cistus.
Palate: the palate starts in an elegant way, evolving into a full-bodied wine with a structure composed of fresh, finely textured tannins. The finish is balanced and persistent. This is a wine made using Bordeaux vinification technology, but which reflects the unique identity of the Douro.

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

Last Updated: April 11, 2024

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2018
Gold Medal – Vinum Wine Competition, Red Wine Blends category (CH / 2024)
Among the 30 Best Portuguese Wines of 2022, Vinho Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2023)
97 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (USA / 2022)
19 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2022)
18,5 Points – Revista de Vinhos (PT / 2022)
97 Points – Fugas Magazine (PT / 2022)
97 Points – Evasões Magazine (PT / 2022)

XISTO – ROQUETTE & CAZES 2015
95 Points + Top 100 – Adega Magazine (BR / 2022)
18,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2021)
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 – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (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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