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Douro

Meandro 2016

75cl

RP93ParkerWS86Wine Spectator

£11.30 (Approximate price)

Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Douro (Porto and Douro, Portugal)
Cellar: Quinta do Vale Meão
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Sousao, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Wine Level In The Bottle: Mid-Shoulder (ME - Mi-Epaule)
The Meandro 2016 is a red wine from Douro produced by Quinta do Vale Meão that is based on 2016 tinta roriz, touriga nacional, tinta barroca, touriga franca, tinto cão and sousao and has an alcohol content of 14%. The Meandro 2016 is the ideal red to combine with meat and eggs. 4 of 5 points is the average score of this red according to Drinks&Co users and has also robert parker: 93 and wine spectator: 86.

Elaboration of Meandro 2016

Meandro 2016 (Sousao, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Meandro 2016 has a lively red hue.
  • Nose: Floral and luscious red fruit aromas.
  • Mouth: A bold and simply magnificent balance between fruit, oak, and acidity. Intense fruit notes lead to a long, complex finish with a fresh aftertaste.

APPELLATION: Douro

VINEYARD: F. Olazabal & Filhos at vineyard Quinta do Vale Meão is one of the most respected estates in the Douro. It is run by married couple Francisco Olazabal and Maria Luisa Nicolau de Almeida, both descended from lines of quality winemakers. It is located on the upstream meander of the River Douro, which almost surrounds the estate, with vines on gentle slopes, and also produces fine olive oils.

GRAPES: 40% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Roriz, 5% Tinta Barroca, 3% Alicante Bouschet, 2% Tinta Amarela

AGEING: 14 months in second and third year French Allier oak barriques.

PREPARATION: It is rare that a wine has its name shortened to one word, in the same way that the biggest stars like Madonna or Einstein are known by one name. Meandro is one such exception, a shining star in the wine firmament. Due to excellent September weather without fear of rain, a calm harvest at the ideal point of maturation was possible. Following crushing and cooling, the grapes were trodden by foot for four hours in granite lagares then placed in small refrigerated stainless steel vinifying vats, each grape variety being vinified separately.

PAIRING: Red meat, game, hearty dishes.

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C

ALCOHOL: 14%

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Consumption temp.

16ºC

Pairing

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The Winery

Quinta do Vale Meão

Quinta do Vale Meão

In 1877 D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, already owner of the largest agricultural heritage of the Douro, bought in a public auction 300 hectares of virgin land to the VN chamber of Foz Côa. Her dream was to build from scratch a model exploration, materializing in her all the vast experience accumulated throughout her life as a businesswoman from Douro.

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Score

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Reviews of Meandro 2016

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3/5

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Meandro 2016

4 /5

Smakanmärkningar oxbow 2016:Utseende: djupröd.Nose: mycket levande och uttrycksfulla frukt.Mun: mycket bra balans, bra elegans och en lång och märklig finish.Benämningen Douro.DRUVOR: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz och Touriga Franca.SERVERINGSTEMPERATUR: 16-18 °CALKOHOLHALT: 14%
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4 /5

Vacker körsbärsfärg. Sensuella aromer av körsbär.Det smakade väldigt lätt.
En bra röd att avsluta måltiden med.
Jag provade den på en vinprovningskurs.
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4 /5

Um Meandro que bebemos como sobremesa de uma boa refeição. Bom vinho e boa companhia.
Cor vermelho rubi muito brilhante, com reflexos castanhos e cor-de-telha. Bons odores a carvalho. Era áspero.
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