Kopke 30 Year Old Tawny Port

Kopke 30 Year Old Tawny Port

Kopke is a historical wine that shows exceptional years that are worth keeping. Those years can be relived and celebrated at any time. The grapes for this wine are hand-picked at the ideal time. Afterwards they are destemmed, crushed and converted into wine which is done by a careful maceration... read more

Light
Full-bodied

Wine Profile

Grape type

Grape typeDouro

Country

SpainDouro

ABV>

ABV20%

Wine Category

Wine Category

Wine Size

Wine Size75cl

Wine Maker

Wine MakerKopke

Vintage

Vintage30 YEARS

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Suitable for
Vegetarians

Suitable for
Vegans

100% Organic

100% Biodynamic

100% Kosher

The Wine

Food Pairing

Our wine experts think this wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

Kopke is a historical wine that shows exceptional years that are worth keeping.
Those years can be relived and celebrated at any time.
The grapes for this wine are hand-picked at the ideal time.
Afterwards they are destemmed, crushed and converted into wine which is done by a careful maceration process that helps to extract their colour, tannins and aromas that are improved by constant mixing and churning during process of fermentation in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature from 28 to 30°C to reach the right degree of sweetness (baumé).
Then we add grape brandy to make the final invigorated wine that has high quality created by blending wines of different harvests.
By doing so, we achieve a collection of sensory qualities that are typical of these aged ochre Port wines. Each wine is matured in oak casks for different periods of time.
The age that is printed on the label of this Kopke Port wine is the average age of all the wines in the blend.
The final blend shows the characteristics given by the ageing in wood.

The resulting wine is amber in colour with green hues and sophisticated aromas of dried fruit.
It is well-balanced, harmonious, intense and fulsome with notes of vanilla and honey and an outstanding and lasting finish.
It is also appealing with a starter of foie gras with aubergine and walnuts.
This wine can be served with any type of desserts, for example, toffee brownies, chocolate and pistachio pavé, or crostini of walnuts with chèvre.
Best serving temperature is between 12°C – 14°C.

The Wine Maker

The House of Kopke is Portugal’s oldest Port wine export company. This iconic brand was founded by a German family with the same name in 1638, before the demarcation of the Douro wine region in 1756. (After 1756 true port wine could come from only the Douro, following stringent rules of production.) Through the years, the Kopke brand has become synonymous with prestige and is considered the leading producer of Colheita Ports. In June 2006, Kopke was bought by the Sogevinus Group who has pledged to maintain the extraordinary quality in this established brand. If time is marked by special moments, the history of Kopke falls in exceptional years. These are years’ worth preserving in memory, to be revived and celebrated any time. When we recover years of history, we’re recreating another: the average age determines the age at which these Kopke wines are cataloged. The profile of the wines I sampled was magnificent and, dare I say, extravagant. With each sip, I tasted a bit of history. The 10 Years Old White Port ($25) was structured and balanced with notes of orange peel, dried fruits, spice, and nuts on the finish. Aged for 10 years in a combination of large wooden vats and stainless steel tanks, you may want to pair this beauty with foie gras or a curry dish…don’t forget to serve it cold. The 30 Years Old White Port ($100) was aged for 30 years in seasoned oak casks and boasted a round mouthfeel with lip smacking acidity and a long, balanced finish. I found elements of nuts and dried figs on the nose and palate.

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