Kopke Vintage Porto 2017
VineThe vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and, more recently, they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes, so called “Vinha ao Alto” (vertically planted vines).
SoilSchist greywacke ante-Ordovician, with some inclusions of a geological formation of granitic involving nature.
HeightUp to 600 meters.
Grape VarietiesGrapes from Quinta São Luiz, Vinha Velha (50%) and Touriga Nacional (50%)
Wine MakerCarlos Alves
- Alcohol 20%
- pH 3,4
- Total Acidity 5,98g/dm3
- Reducing Sugars 99g/dm3
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TASTING HISTORY WITH THE OLDEST PORT
The passage of time brings experience, wisdom and thoughtfulness. Kopke Vintage Ports are, above all, evidence of a unique personality. Aged in the bottle, these wines tell the story of an exceptional year that stands out in the long existence of the brand.
The wine should be stored in a fresh, dry and dark place, without temperature variations, and the bottle must remain in a horizontal position. This wine can be kept in bottle for an indefinite period, without any damage to the quality of its proprieties and character. Once opened, it should be decanted and consumed within 2 to 3 days. The periods here suggested are merely for guidance, not implying the deterioration of the wine but only a slow evolution that can lead to the loss of its original sensorial characteristics. Serve at a temperature between 16 and 18 ºC.
- TASTING NOTES
Harvested by hand at the best moment, our grapes are destemmed, crushed and vinified in accordance with a process that relies on careful maceration with extraction of color, tannins and aromas, complemented by permanent pumping during fermentation. This process takes place in vats, at a controlled temperature of between 28-30ºC, until reaching the desired Baumé degree. At this stage, grape brandy is added (fortification). This is an exceptional wine, from a single harvest, bottled between the second and third year after the harvest. It is deep-red in colour, complex, full-bodied and with a remarkable ageing potential.
Deep dark purple in colour. On the nose it shows complexity and exuberance, with the aromas of ripe red berries combining notes of cocoa, eucalyptus leaf, pepper and liquorice, and some floral hints. In the mouth it reveals good volume and intensity. Its vibrant acidity binds well with the flavour of ripe fruit enveloped by refined tannins. A long and harmonious finish.
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