Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1966 750ml  £179.95


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Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1966 750ml

Every wine tells a story. Kopke’s Colheitas, however, tell a unique story. To taste a wine is to taste history and, in the case of this 1966 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event such as the launching of The Beatles’ 7th album, Revolver, which is considered by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one of the Definitive 200 Albums. This same year saw the inauguration of the bridge over the Tagus that links Lisbon with Portugal’s south region, Ponte 25 de Abril.

Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A wine of high quality, made from one single harvest. A Colheita wine matures in oak barrels for periods of time that can vary, but never less than 7 years. It is then bottled and sold according to the demands of the market.

An intense brown colour, with a brick-coloured rim that shows its longevity. On the nose, it shows appealing aromas of dried fruit and marked notes of smoke. Silky and delicate on the palate, with remarkable structure and elegance. The flavours of plum, dried fig and vanilla are well-balanced, giving the wine a unique and distinct style. A singularly persistent finish.

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