About this winery
While Quinta do Vale Meão only began bottling under its own label in 1999, the estate has an incredible history. Vale Meão was one of the shrewd acquisitions of the celebrated Douro landowner Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. In 1877 she purchased 270 hectares of land near Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the Upper Douro, and over the course of the next decade established a model winery, planting all the vineyards from scratch. The Quinta remained in the family and is owned today by Francisco Javier...
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Notes about product
Having the harvest started earlier, it also ended a few days before the usual dates, with the last grapes being received on September 20th. Although the year was hot and dry, the plants resisted well to the extreme dryness recorded, keeping the foliage in good condition until the harvest.
This Vintage Port is a result of a meticulous selection of the best grapes each year and is made up of more than 10 grape varietals, Touriga Franca being dominant. After crushing, the grape must is cooled. Fermentation takes place spontaneously and brandy is added. The wine is then aged in oak barrels and is bottled after 22 months.
Rich aromas, extraordinary intensity and concentration, all balanced by a
fresh persistence and exceptional complexity.