Kopke Colheita White Port 2007
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.
- Alcohol 20.00%
- pH 3.45
- Total Acidity 3.78g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 126.00g/dm3
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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 2007 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event such as the construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, the tallest structure in the world at 160 floors and 828 meters high.
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.
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- TASTING NOTES The DNA of wine
Its fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, where the grapes macerate and are churned with their skins on, at temperatures between 16-18ºC, to produce a white wine with colour and structure that can sustain a prolonged ageing in oak. The fermentation is halted by adding grape brandy, creating the 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.
Golden yellow colour. Delicate and soft on the nose, with notes from ageing in wood perfectly combined with aromas of stone yellow fruit and hints of citrus. In the mouth it is velvety and distinctive, showing a refreshing acidity that mingles well with its sweetness. An elegant and delicate finish.
Enjoy it with an almond, lemon and poppy seed cake, or milk and hazelnut chocolate nocciolato with basil ice cream. Wonderful just on its own, after a meal. To assure its full quality and flavour, it should be stored in bottle for as little time as possible, and should be drunk soon after purchase. Best served at a temperature between 8 and 10°C.
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