Wine "Meandro" do Vale Meao, Douro DOC, 2010
The wine is dark red.
The taste of the wine has a good balance, grace and elegance that provides a soft tannins, spicy tones and seductive notes of dried fruits and berries. The warm, long aftertaste shows hints of cedar and tobacco.
Expressive colors fruit, currants, herbs, cocoa, spices, earth fill dense, sensual aroma of wine.
The ideal pair of wine will be venison, red meat and mature cheeses.
Dry red wine "Meandro" combines its blended varieties traditionally used for the production of Port wine: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao and Susa. In 2010, by May it had reached an average annual rate of rainfall, and then within a year he had been exceeded twice. This led to a very high level of water in the soil without causing, however, with diseases of the vine, which is especially contributed to warm and dry summers. The harvest began on September 6 that 2 weeks later than usual. The maturation process took place at a slow pace, allowing each grape variety to achieve the perfect level of maturity. After pressing, the grapes are cooled and pressed juice is naturally flows into the granite tanks which advocates for 4 hours. Vinification of each variety takes place separately in stainless steel tanks at low temperature. Exposure of wine takes place in French oak barrels Allier of second and third year of use. Beautiful vintage 2010 most fully reveals his qualities in the period from 2014 to 2022.
In the early 80-ies of the vineyards of Quinta do Vale Meau underwent a massive upgrade, which was caused by flooding as a result of dam construction Valeira. New vineyards were planted blocks composed of single grape variety. Particular attention was paid to the variety Touriga Nacional, which is hardly grown in the Douro valley because of low yields and greater difficulties in its cultivation. This class only approached the local soil and climatic characteristics, and it has become a real decoration of vineyard management. In the production of wines traditional methods combined with modern technology. The winery is technically completely refitted, but has kept all of its architectural features. The last in 2007 was renovated wine cellar. Beginning with the first issue in 1999, the wine favorably received by critics and marked by high ratings and awards.