Kopke Dry White Port
Chilled white Port makes an enjoyable summer apéritif or an alternative to wine or sherry when food matching. Kopke’s Dry White Port has more tank and less wood ageing than their Fine White version.
Drink white Port chilled straight up, ‘on the rocks’, or mix equal parts white Port and tonic or soda water and garnish with lime or mint.
Once opened it will keep for up to a month in the fridge.
Dry and full bodied with a degree or richness and a hint of honey sweetness complementing a rounded and nutty finish.
Serve dry white Port with almonds, hard cheese, stone fruits, pâté or sushi, and sweet white Port with a light dessert such as sponge cake or a meringue shell filled with fresh fruit.
About the Producer
C N Kopke
Formed in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son Nicolau, the House of Kopke is the oldest established Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
Kopke passed to the Bohane family at the end of the 19th century, who tried to run it from London, where they had most of their economic interests. But the geographical distance and the two World Wars disabled their control of the House and they decided to sell.
In 1953 and after some negotiations, Manuel Barros, bought Kopke where it became part of the Barros Group which includes other port houses such as Hutcheson and Feuerheerd. Manuel Barros and his Sons, João and Manuel, ran the company until the middle of the 1970s.
In 2006 the Sogevinus Group, looking to widen its presence in Port wines, took control of Barros’ interests, the vineyards and production of Kopke along with Hutcheson and Feuerheerd.