Kopke Tawny Port
Tawny Port is slightly drier in taste than Ruby, browner in colour, is aged longer, and draws its character from more exposure to oak.
Often made from lighter grapes than Ruby or ‘vintage’ Ports, a basic Tawny Port is aged in stainless-steel and wood for a minimum of 3 years, but still retains some rich, aromatic and balanced sweetness. As a ‘young’ Port it can be drunk chilled as an aperitif.
Attractive red-tawny colour; rich and delicate nose, dominated by the intense presence of dried fruits and vanilla notes with a well-balanced palate and finish.
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.