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Kopke Port Colheita 2005
Portugal / Port/Madeira

Kopke Port Colheita 2005

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Sweetness

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Hand-harvest at their best moment, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with extraction of color, tannins and aromas of the pellicles, complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºC, until reaching the desired Baumé. At this phase grape brandy is added (benefit), originating a fortified wine. A wine of an exceptional quality, from a single harvest. Matures in wood for variable periods of time, never less than 7 years, being bottled afterwards by market requests.

Tasting Notes from Vintage Wine & Ports:
This single harvest or colheita style port from the 2005 vintage has bright and brown in the centre, with a reddish halo. Long and complex nose overflowing elegance and depth. The red fruit aromas harmonized with the dried fruits and slight touch of vanilla. Remarkable sophistication and flavour, in a fine and expressive mouth. Exemplar freshness, smooth and silky tannins of great desire. Long and intense finish.

Country
Portugal
Sub-Region
Porto
Region
Porto
Varieties
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Schist, sandstone, granite
Winemaking
Fermentation takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature of 29°C, until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved, at which point the grape brandy is added. Colheita wine matures in oak barrels for periods of time that can vary, but never less than 7 years.