Kopke Colheita White Port 1940
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 Varieties50% Malvasia Fina, 25% Viosinho, 25% Códega
- Alcohol 20%
- pH 3.73
- Total Acidity 5.06g/dm3
- Alcohol 134g/dm3
Crafting wine experiences
EXCEPTIONAL WINES FROM THE WARTIME
The year is 1940, we are in the Douro valley,in the ancient Quinta de São Luiz. 1940 was a difficult year, but the quality of the berries suggested a long life for the wines of this harvest.Over the next decades and generations,there were many opportunities and sustained pressure to launch this nectar onto the market. The world changed and societies evolved. Despite all this, this wine was kept for 80 long years in a cellar that resisted time. But all good things come to those who wait. That patience, together with the terroir and the mastery of ageing wines in wood has transformed this wine into a unique experience.
Colheita 1940 White
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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 is recommended to be drunk within 2 - 6 months.
- VINIFICATION AND AGEING Get to know more about the process
- TASTING NOTES The Wine DNA
- PAIRING How to pair it
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 skin aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) 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. Aged in oak wood for 80 years.
With a classic hue of white Ports aged in wood, stands out by its surprising character with notes of citrus, spice, beeswax and hints of smoke. Fresh on the palate, it unravels flavours of syrup citrus, white plum and hazelnut, and wraps up with a long and consistent finish.
Refreshed, it emerges when combined with hard cheeses and also with honey-roasted almonds, caramelised seafood and curry.
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