Kopke 50 Years Old Tawny Port
VineThe vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and, more recently, they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes, so called “Vinha ao Alto” (vertically planted vines).
SoilSchist greywacke ante-Ordovician, with some inclusions of a geological formation of granitic involving nature.
HeightUp to 600 meters.
Grape VarietiesTraditional Douro grape varieties.
Wine MakerCarlos Alves
- Alcohol 20%
- pH 3.50
- Total Acidity 5.64g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 140.00g/dm3
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If time is marked by special moments, Kopke’s history is written in exceptional years.Years that are worth keeping, so they can be relived and celebrated any time. When we retrieve years from Kopke’s history, we are creating more history: the age on the label of this Kopke Port wine is the average age of all the wines in the blend.
The wine should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position. Over time, it is natural that sediment will form at the bottom of a bottle of Port wine. Once opened, it should be drunk within 4 to 6 months.
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Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A wine of high quality, made by blending wines of different harvests to achieve the array of sensory qualities that are typical of these aged tawny Port wines. These wines have each matured in oak casks for varied periods of time, with the average age of all the wines in the blend defining the age on the label. The resulting blend expresses the characteristics given by the ageing in wood.
Mahogany colour with greenish hues, a sign that this is a very old wine. Intense on the nose, with remarkable complexity and breadth, with layered aromas of wood from its ageing in barrel and notes of dried figs, snuff, white prunes and walnuts. The palate reveals the fullness of a great old port wine, with never-ending flavours that reveal how long it has aged in wood, such as spice and dried fruit, wrapped in fresher notes that culminate in a unique and endless finish.
Irresistible on its own or with desserts such as crème brûlée or apple tart with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. A fabulous choice to pair with dried fruit or any medium-strength hard cheese. Best served at a temperature between 12 and 14°C.
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