The Kopke merchant family settled in Portugal at the beginning of the 17th century and founded an export house in Porto. Kopke was one of the first houses to produce port wine. Hand-picked at the optimal time, the grapes are peeled, crushed and transformed into wine through careful maceration to extract their color, tannins and aromas, which are enhanced by constant stirring during fermentation. This is done in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 28 and 30°C until the right degree of sweetness (Baumé) is reached. At this point, grape brandy is added to produce the final fortified wine. A high quality wine made by blending wines from different harvests to achieve the sensory qualities typical of these aged tawny ports. These wines are each aged in oak barrels for different periods of time, with the average age of all the wines in the blend determining the age on the label. The resulting blend expresses the characteristics given by aging in wood. Tasting notes:Amber in the glass. On the nose dried fruit and fine wood notes. On the palate poor of fruit. Long lasting on the finish. Grape varieties: traditional Douro grape varieties. Closure: Natural cork. Serving temperature: 12-14°C. Enjoy port with pâtés, herbaceous cheeses or nut crostinis.