Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 1985 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 1985 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event like the birth of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the all-time best football players in the world.
The wine-making process includes the halting of fermentation by adding the grape brandy, the blending of different wines and the ageing of the resulting wine. 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. 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.
A vivid amber colour. Rich and elegant on the nose, with prevailing aromas of dried fruit, well wrapped by fine notes of vanilla and chocolate. An intense and full-bodied wine, yet delicate and well structured. A deep, delicious and persistent finish.