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Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1975 750ml £120.00
Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1975 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 1975 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event like the foundation of Microsoft by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on 4 April 1975.
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 appealing amber colour. Rich and fragrant nose, with prevailing aromas of dried fruit elegantly wrapped in notes of spice. Smooth and silky in the mouth, it reveals remarkable structure and body. A delicate wine defined by an elegance that extends into a prolonged finish.