Sogevinus, which specialises in Colheitas Tawny Port wines, has declared 2015 a vintage year for its Kopke and Calem brands.

Carlos Alves, winemaker and oenologist at Sogenvinus, said: “2015 was an unusual year. Exceptional wines from the Douro Superior but some imbalance in Cima Corgo and Baixo Corgo. 2015 wines have a vibrant acidity and demanded an extensive and detailed work at the winery.”

Kopke Quinta S. Luiz vintage 2015 is described as being deep intense in colour with an exuberant and complex nose, with aromas of ripe black wild berries wrapped in subtle notes of balsamic and hints of black pepper. The wine is refined and intense in the mouth, with a balance between its acidity and firm tannins that is characteristic of Kopke’s Single Quinta Vintages, according to the company.

“It has a long and powerful finish with flavours of black fruit and striking acidity, suggesting a Single Quinta with an extraordinary ageing potential.”

Calem vintage 2015 is deep red in colour and slightly closed on the nose. It is described as displaying aromas of ripe black fruit and hints of spice and cocoa. In the mouth it is robust and intense, with elegant and well established tannins that linger, and a good balance between acidity and sweetness. It is said to have great ageing potential. 

Calem is imported into the UK by Amathus Drinks and Kopke is imported by Hayward Brothers.