The Kopke LBV is a fortified wine made by Kopke from the region of Port that is based on tinta roriz, touriga nacional, touriga franca and sousao grapes. The Kopke LBV is the ideal fortified to combine with desserts and starters. Drinks&Co users evaluate this fortified wine with 4 out of 5 points.
“Kopke is the oldest Port wine house. It was established in 1638, even before there was a demarcated Region of the Douro. This House built an impeccable reputation based on the highest quality. It is leader in the production of Port Tawny Harvest wines, including white port, Kopke has a remarkable range of special category Ports, also producing excellent DOC Douro wines”
- Exuberant and vibrant bouquet with jams and sweet ripe fruit aromas. A full-mouth and involving sensation with very rich and juicy flavors of wild fruits. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate with a delicious and persistent finish”
“It had a very deep colour. The taste reminded me to coffee.
We drank it with appetizers.
The Kopke LBV 2011 has become my best friend.
I ordered the Kopke LBV 2011 at Uvinum.
It was 100% recommended, and I would recommend too.
Intense ruby-purple colour. Bouquet wonderfully exuberant and vibrant with jams and sweet ripe fruits aromas. A full-mouth and involving sensation with very rich and juicy flavours of wild fruits. Full-bodied and strong on the taste with a delicious and persistent finish.
- Winemaker: Pedro Sá
- Winemaking: Hand-harvest at their best moment, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with extraction of colour, tannins and aromas of the pellicles, complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºC, until reaching the desired Baumé. At this phase grape brandy is added (benefit), originating a fortified wine. A wine of an exceptional quality, from a single harvest, bottled between the fourth and sixth year after the harvest.
- Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão.
- Food Pairing: Balancing the intensity of flavours, the LBV is the ideal choice to serve with main courses of meat, like filet mignon encrusted four peppers and veal cutlet with Bérnaise sauce. Its versatility knows no borders, being perfect to combine with an exuberant cheesecake of chocolate mint, a pear and chocolate mille-feuille or simply to enjoy with cheeses of medium intensity. The multiplicity of possible harmonies is superb, having the consumer the pleasure to go in search of new flavours.
- Store and Serve Advices: The wine should be stored in a fresh, dry and dark place, without temperature variations, and the bottle must remain in a horizontal position. As a natural product, the Port Wine is subject to create deposit when ageing. Once opened, it should be consumed within 2 to 4 months. Serve at a temperature between 12 and 14ºC.”