It might be Vale Meao's 'second' wine, but Meandro has care lavished upon it every inch of the way. Trodden in granite lagares, but then transferred to stainless steel for vinification, by individual variety, before ageing in 2nd and 3rd year barriques for 14 months. The approach to blending is very similar to that of the Quinta wine, bringing together varieties and soil types. Floral scents combined with red fruit aromas. Very expressive on the palate with intense fruit notes, showing a long, very fresh and complex after taste.
Best decanted before serving. Try this with a homely rustic stew.
"We were fortunate enough to visit this historic vineyard and were blown away by their wines. This is the perfect introduction to their style of balancing powerful wines with superb fruit and characteristic freshness."
A vineyard steeped in history, this immense Estate is a standard bearer for the Douro and Portugal. Their wines have grace, finesse and boldness.
The Olazabal family, proud owners and descendants of the founder, Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, are now writing a significant chapter for this iconic estate and the region. Since 1998, Winemaker Xito Olazabal is at pains to understand the vast pallet of grapes and terroirs he has within his estate, a passion reflected in the character of his wines.
Great experience, skill, and attention to detail are all key to getting the best out of the estate-grown grapes. Mono-culture vineyards, planted by soil type - alluvial, granite, and schist - are all fermented and aged separately. The resultant wines are then blended together, with different proportions each year, to best represent the estates overall terroir and each vintage's character.