All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
The Upper Douro, in north-east Portugal, is considered the oldest demarcated and regulated wine growing region in the world and is a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It was not by chance that Kopke chose the Douro to make wines. Quinta de São Luiz was acquired in 1922 and has since become the place where all Kopke’s DOC Douro wines are produced. The great connoisseurs of Douro wines have always recognized this property as one of the most important in the region, for the quality of its soil and vines and for its cultural traditions. The main grape varieties grown are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão. There are also small plots of Tinta Barroca and Souzão. The vines are classified as A, the best in the Demarcated Region of the Douro. The original vineyard of Quinta de S. Luiz comprises two plots of old vines named D. Pedro and Fonte Santa, which remain the same since its beginning. From this old vineyard are made the most iconic Kopke wines, the noblest expression of this terroir.
A Touriga Nacional-based blend of traditional Douro red varieties, grown on schist-sandstone soils at 600 meters of elevation.
Tawny wines are aged oxidatively in barrel, and typically blend multiple vintages together to achieve the desired age character. Colheitas, on the other hand, are tawny wines made from a single harvest. Kopke ages their Colheitas in oak barrels for periods of time that can vary, but never less than 7 years. They are bottled from cask as the market dictates.
— Importer Note (Skurnik)
|Grape Variety||Touriga Nacional|