Kopke Very Old Dry White Port
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.
Wine MakerCarlos Alves
- Alcohol 21%
- pH 3,37
- Total Acidity 5,08 g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 65,00 g/dm3
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350 numbered bottles
In 2019 the Oldest Port Wine House is releasing an iconic wine “Kopke Very Old Dry Wine”.
A blend of very old and rare wines from the last last century, cask-aged for at least least 50 years, in 300 litres litres casks. It is a testimony of the unique legacy of Old White Ports Ports that Kopke has preserved in small quantities over the last 381 years.
*Numbered back label
*Bottle, Capsule and box with manually applied lacre detail
*Signature of Winemaker
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. To assure its full quality and flavour, it should be stored in bottle for as little time as possible, and should be drunk preferably between 2 to 6 months.
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Its fermentation takes place in stainless-steel vats, where the grapes macerate and are churned with their skins on, at controlled temperatures, to produce a white wine full of colour and structure, able to sustain prolonged ageing in oak. The fermentation is halted by adding grape brandy to create the final fortified wine. Its ageing in wood for approximately 50 years in 300-litre barrels has transformed this wine into almost an essence, producing intense and complex aromas of spice, dried fruit, yellow stone fruit and notes of citrus.
A dense white Port, concentrated and slightly dry on the palate. A surprising wine, with a vibrant yellow colour and a wide golden rim, full of rich nd velvety flavours that together in a delicate and stunning finish.
A vibrant yellow colour, with a broad golden rim. Its ageing in wood for approximately 50 years has transformed this wine into almost an essence, producing intense and complex aromas of spice, dried fruit, yellow stone fruit and notes of citrus. On the palate it is dense, concentrated and a touch dry, packed with rich and velvety flavours which come together in a fine and delicate finish.
Its aromatic complexity engages the senses, making it a perfect combination for shrimp tempura, sea bass tartare, scallops au gratin or foie grois. One can get the best of its sophisticated flavour when it is paired with not too sweet desserts, like almond tart, apple crumble or blue cheese.
BEST SERVED / 8° a 10°C
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