Seeking out only the best wines from small to medium-sized, high quality producers, Wineworth has been selected as the sole USA importer for Portugal’s leader in the refinement of native varietals, Quinta dos Roques, and its group of leading Dão Wine Region wineries – Quinta das Maias and Quinta do Correio.
The amazing Italian wines made by Fattoria Cabanon and by Montelvini complement this small but exclusive selection brought to you by Wineworth LLC, sole importer for the US.
In 1850 António da Rocha Leão established his own Portuguese House among the famous British Port Wine Lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Oporto. He picked a fortunate time to start his own House with many fine vintages declared during the 1850’s, especially the ”Great Exhibition” vintage of 1851.
For over 150 years Rocha has continued as a high quality boutique Port producer, now under the management of the Sogevinus group.
With a history spanning 5 centuries, Kopke is the oldest Port Wine brand in the market today.
The Kopke house was founded in 1638, in Porto, by Germans Christiano and Nicolaus Kopke, becoming C.N Kopke & Cª, Lda in 1841.
Over time, the Kopke family developed the Port Wine business, with special emphasis to Nicolau Kopke and Joaquim Augusto Kopke. Decisive in distinct times, both were linked to Port Wine history, becoming important players in the development of the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.
Today, Kopke is part of the Sogevinus Group and is the market leader in the high-quality Colheita category (single-harvest Tawny Ports).
SOGEVINUS FINE WINES has declared Single Quinta Vintage Port for Kopke and Burmester.
This declaration reinforces the group’s commitment to the production of premium Port Wines.
The 2012 Single Quinta Vintage Ports, with their unique quality, style and character, represent the finest wines produced in the Douro Valley and reflect the unparalleled richness of the terroir and perfection of the vineyards.
The 2012 viticultural year was characterised by a decrease in production, reaching unprecedented low yields. 2012 was also considered to be one of the driest years in the last forty and thus required additional efforts to ensure the correct balance and ripeness of the grapes.
An unusually dry winter was followed by a cool spring with some hail, resulting in damaged vineyards and a subsequent reduction of the total quantity produced. Strong winds and low temperatures were also registered causing delays in the vine’s growth cycle, with véraison occurring two weeks later than forecast. The low availability of water in the soil affected plant vitality, resulting in the occurrence of coulure and millerandage in some cases, particularly in the Baixo Corgo and Cima Corgo.
However, despite these unusual conditions, the results were surprisingly good at the most emblematic of the Sogevinus properties. The 2012 Vintage Ports reveal a pronounced nose of very fresh and concentrated red and black fruit as well as a balanced acidity. Full bodied with a deeply concentrated opaque colour that is a sure sign of a young Single Quinta Vintage Port. Powerful wines that delight us while young, but above all, have the outstanding potential to age wonderfully in bottle. These are rare limited production releases that elevate and dignify Port Wine.