Sogevinus’ port house Kopke releases Very Old Dry White Port

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

01 March 2019

Renowned port house Kopke is tapping into the super-premium white port category with the release of 350 bottles of limited-edition Very Old Dry White.

Kopke Very Old Dry White (21% abv) is made by blending a variety of white ports each aged in 300-litre casks for at least 50 years.

‘We are so fortunate here at Kopke to be custodians of these very old and rare wines, and we feel we have a duty to safeguard this legacy for future generations,’ said Carlos Alves, fine port winemaker and master blender at Sogevinus, the group that owns Kopke.

According to Kopke, Very Old Dry White shows aromas of spices, dried fruit, yellow stone fruits and citrus. The palate is dense, concentrated, velvety and rich but finishes refreshingly dry.

‘Although delicate,’ commented Alves, ‘this port is quite versatile and is the perfect match for either a fine almond tart, or an apple crumble, or even paired with a blue cheese, foie gras, scallop gratin or prawn tempura.’

Kopke suggests storing the port in an upright position and warns that it might develop some sediment with time.

Kopke ports are available to the on-trade through Hayward Bros, while the Very Old Dry White is available exclusively through Harrods.

RRP £290, Harrods, harrods.com

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