Ruby is one of two main types of Port, more common than Tawny. Taking its name from its deep ruby color it is sweet and has relatively little exposure to oak being aged in bulk for two to three years.
Ruby Ports are the ideal partner for a cheeseboard – full flavoured cheeses such as a good farmhouse Cheddar or Red Leicester – chocolate desserts or dishes an intense wine reduction.
Formed in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son Nicolau, the House of Kopke is the oldest established Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.