Kopke Douro DOC Red 2016 Vinhas Velhas
VineGrapes from Quinta de S. Luiz, located in the sub-region Cima Corgo
Grape VarietiesOld vines, predominantly Touriga Nacional and Sousão varieties.
Wine MakerRicardo Macedo
- Alcohol 14%
- pH 3,45
- Total Acidity 5,5 g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 0,6 g/dm3
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Limited Edition Grande Reserva Red 2016
Made from old vines growing on the traditional terraces of Quinta de São Luiz, this wine entices with its elegance and complexity – the result of low yield rootstocks more than 80 years old and prolonged ageing in wood. Velvety and appealing, this is a wine born in the heart of the Douro. This is a numbered batch of 2362 bottles held in two volumes. Bottles from 1 to 2162 are available in 750ml, and bottles from 2163 to 2362, in 1500ml.
The wine should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations. The bottle should remain in a horizontal position. Serve at a temperature of between 16 and 18ºC.
- VINIFICATION Get ot know more about the process
- TASTING NOTES The Wine DNA
- RECOMMENDATIONS The best scenario to enjoy
The grapes used to make this wine were exclusively from the old vines of Quinta de S. Luiz.
The aim of the winemaker was to bring out the best of the terroir in the wine. The grapes were harvested by hand and firstly chosen within the vineyard, soon followed by a carefully selection in the cellar. Alcoholic fermentation for 15 days at a controlled temperature, preceded by a long maceration with skins for a period of 30 days. Matured for 16 months in French oak barrels.
Deep ruby in colour, this Kopke Vinhas Velhas displays unmistakable aromas of wild berries with notes of menthol and spice resulting from its terroir, vinification and ageing. With a dense body and enticing freshness, this is an elegant and voluminous wine that finishes long and persistent.
The wine should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations. The bottle should remain in a horizontal position. Serve at a temperature of between 16 and 18ºC. Ideal with rich textured dishes, such as lamb, kid, wild boar, pasta with truffle sauce and cured cheeses.