Kopke Fine White Port
This white Port is made in a medium-sweet style with a citrus and lemon verbena finish balanced by good acidity like an expensive Sauternes. Oak-aged for 5 years, the wine is produced from a variety of white grapes, including Malvasia Fina.
When served chilled this has a rich and aromatic nose, dominated by a citrus fruit fresh bouquet. In the mouth is smooth, velvety, with a perfect crispness and a delicious finish.
Serve slightly chilled as an apéritif with hot-spicy starters or with fruit salads and desserts.
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.