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Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1981

  • VineThe rows of vines are traditionally planted across the slope in horizontal terraces. More recently vines have been planted up the slope (called “vinha ao alto”, meaning vertically planted).

  • SoilSchist-sandstone (greywacke), interspersed with granite in some places.

  • HeightUp to 600 metres.

  • Grape VarietiesTraditional Douro grape varieties.

Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1981

Technical Details

  • Alcohol 20,00%
  • pH 3,52
  • Total Acidity 5,19 g/dm3
  • Reducing Sugars 150,00 g/dm3
Technical Sheet

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Since  1638

Taste history with the oldest port wine house.

Every wine tells a story. Kopke’s Colheitas, however, tell a unique story. To taste a wine is to taste history and, in the case of this 1981 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event like the first flight of a space shuttle, the Columbia.

The wine should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature uctuations, 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.

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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 from one single harvest. A Colheita wine matures in oak barrels for periods of time that can vary, but never less than 7 years. It is then bottled and sold according to the demands of the market.

  • A vibrant amber colour. Complex and fragrant nose, with the aromas of dried fruit well combined with the exuberance of notes of spice. Massively concentrated, powerful, rich and with incredible depth. A wine with great character, with a delicious and prolonged finish.

  • Served chilled, it reveals all its finesse and sophistication, especially when drunk with desserts made with caramel, dried fruit and spice, such as caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tarte tatin, crème brulée and medium-strength cheeses. Best served at a temperature between 12 and 14°C.

Awards & Honors

  • Berliner Wein Trophy
    Berliner Wein Trophy 2017 - Gold
  • somelier-award
    Sommelier Wine Awards 2017 - Gold Medal
  • Concourse Mondial Bruxelles Gold Medal
    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 - Gold Medal
  • bruxelles old vintage_by Buro
    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 - Exceptional Old Vintage
  • silver oustanding_by Buro
    International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 - Silver Outstanding
  • sunset gold
    Sunset International Wine Competition 2017 - Gold
  • Decanter WWA Bronze
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Bronze
  • iwc-GEN#U00c9RNICO-500x250-1
    International Wine Challenge 2017 - Silver Medal
  • iwsc gold outstanding 500x250
    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 - Gold Outstanding
  • Wine Spectator 500x250
    Wine Spectator 2017 - 93 pts

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