Kopke Colheita Tawny Port 2005 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 2005 Colheita, it means remembering a remarkable event like the creation of YouTube, the largest video-sharing website in the world.
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.
Intense brown colour with reddish hues. Exuberant nose, with aromas of red fruit intertwined with notes of wood and subtle hints of spice. In the mouth, it is rich and balanced, with round tannins combined with the silkiness of fruit, giving the wine the unique trait of a Kopke Colheita. A long and delicate finish.