Kopke: Four centuries producing unique wines

Kopke: Four centuries producing unique wines

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Founded in 1638, Kopke is the oldest Port Wine house.

The history of this house begins in 1636 when Nicolau Kopke moves from Hamburg to Portugal as Consul General of Hanseatic Cities and two years later he signs the first bottles of wine sent to Northern Europe.

The Douro and, more specifically, Quinta São Luiz are the cradle of Kopke wines. With 125 hectares of meticulously cared vineyards on the left bank of the Douro River, Kopke presents an extensive portfolio of Port and Douro DOC wines, in the purest expression of its terroir. And the more than 300 years of existence and experience make this brand an unquestionable leader in wine production.

The range of Douro wines is composed by white, red and rosé wines.

Viosinho, Arinto, Folgazão, Gouveio, Rabigato and Arinto are the white grape varieties used for the blends from which Kopke Colheita and Reserva are produced. As for the red wines (Colheita, Reserva and Vinhas Velhas) the varieties chosen are the typical: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Sousão and Tinto Cão.
Rufete, Rabigato and Tinto Cão are the varieties chosen to produce very limited and numbered special editions for wine lovers.

Kopke Port wines are famous throughout the world for their extraordinary award-winning quality.

Kopke Fine are versatile wines that result from a blend of young Ports from different vintages with a minimum ageing of 3 years. These wines are offered in different styles - Tawny, Ruby, White - and are excellent for a first contact with Kopke Port Wines.

Kopke Tawny and Ruby Special Reserve are the result of a blend of young and full bodied wines. They are very fruity, elegant and well balanced wines.

Tawnies and Whites (10, 20, 30 and 40 years old) translate the art of blending into Port Wine. They are the result of combining casks from different years to achieve wines with an average age that differentiates them and makes them absolutely seductive.

Wines with an intense ruby colour, LBVs are bottled after ageing for 4 to 6 years. An LBV can be drunk as soon as it is bottled and does not need to be decanted.

Vintages are made from grapes harvested by hand in a vintage year of exceptional quality. They age in barriques for a maximum of two and a half years and are bottled afterwards.

And finally, the Coheita are aged in wood for as long as possible and are only bottled on demand.

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