Kopke Colheita White Port 1935
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 21.50%
- pH 3.41
- Total Acidity 5.20g/dm3
- Alcohol 81.00g/dm3
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Taste history with
the oldest port
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 1935 White Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event like the birth of the musician and actor Elvis Presley, hailed as the king of rock’n’roll and one of the most significant idols of the 20th century.
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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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.
A vibrant pale yellow colour. A complex and fragrant nose, with prevailing aromas of dried fruit, a sweet note of molasses and the exuberance of spice. On the palate, it is intense, full-bodied and particularly velvety. Elegant yet powerful, this is a breathtaking wine.
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.