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Xisto 2004


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Xisto 2004

has supple, elegant tannins which provide an elegant backbone for this firm, muscular wine of considerable complexity and staying power. Xisto 2004, a singular, limited production, ultra-premium red wine from Portugal, is the fruit of a long-standing friendship between the internationally renowned Bordelais wine producer Jean-Michel Cazes and Jorge Roquette, owner of the Quinto do Crasto estate in Portugal’s Upper Douro Valley, which has been hailed as a leader in current revitalization of Portuguese wine industry.

Xisto 2004 marks the latest introduction in a growing network of cross-border relationships forged by the Cazes family in winemaking community, and follows the launch of Tapanappa, an Australian wine venture undertaken by the Cazes family in collaboration with Australian winemaker Brian Croser and the Bollinger family of Champagne.

Pronounced “shees-toe,” this wine is named for the Portuguese word for “schist,” a reference to the nature of the soil in the steep, terraced vineyards that rise majestically above the banks of the Douro River.

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