Kopke Late Bottle Vintage (LBV) 2015
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).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, in particular Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca
and Tinta Roriz and Sousão.
Wine MakerCarlos Alves
- Alcohol 20 %
- pH 3.63
- Total Acidity 4.90 g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 96.00 g/dm3
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Taste history with the oldest port wine house.
The passage of time brings experience, wisdom and insight. Kopke´s Vintages are, above all, evidence of a unique personality. Bottled after an aging period of 4 to 6 years, this Late Bottled Vintage is an intense ruby that tells the story of an exceptional year that stands out in the long history of the brand.
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.
- VINIFICATION Get ot know more about the process
- TASTING NOTES The Wine DNA
- RECOMMENDATIONS The best scenario to enjoy
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, bottled 4 to 6 years after harvest.
Deep dark-purple colour with a vibrant and intense ruby rim. Aromas of ripe wild berries on the nose, combined with notes of violet, black pepper and hints of eucalyptus leaf. In the mouth the firm tannins stand out, together with a vibrant and crisp acidity. All aromas are perfectly combined, with aftertaste flavours of raspberry, blackberry and apricot, ending in a long and enduring finish, so characteristic of Kopke.
Absolutely delicious with dark chocolate and wild berries desserts, mint chocolate cheesecake and medium flavour cheese. Best served at a temperature between 16 and 18°C.
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