Douro Vintage Port 2017

QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO

Douro Vintage Port
2017

Product code
106708
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Allocated
Status
Available
Country
Portugal
Regulated designation
Denominação de origem controlada (DOC)
Region
Douro
Appellation
Douro
Classification
Vintage
Varietal(s)
Touriga Franca
Touriga Nacional
Tinta barroca
Tinta Roriz
Sousao (portuguais)
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Availability
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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.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

Rich aromas, extraordinary intensity and concentration, all balanced by a fresh persistence and exceptional complexity.

Press reviews

 Wine Enthusiast

- 96 points -

#36 TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS 2019

December 2019

Ripe with succulent black fruits, this wine is also immensely structured by a core of solid tannins. Bright acidity gives the essential contrast to this power and contributes to its great aging potential.

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Wine Spectator

- 95 points -

December 19

Vivid and energetic, featuring a mix of raspberry, plum, fig and blueberry fruit that gives this a kaleidoscopic feel, as violet, singed sandalwood, chai spice and alder notes skitter through. Grippy but fresh, with the acidity playing a prominent role, allowing the fruit to ripple along on the finish.

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