Quinta Do Vale Meao, Meandro Branco
As a result of the traditional pressing, Meandro shows an intense greenish colour. It has the vibrant acidity of Arinto combined with the lively fruit of the Rabigato. The mouth surprises for its density and freshness. After being slightly crushed, the grapes are vinified in small temperature control vats in order to complete vinification. Each grape variety is vinified separately. The wine was then aged on lees for seven months.
Ideal with tapas, cured meat, fish, seafood, salmon, sushi, sashimi, pastas with white sauce and soft cheese.
The Quinta Do Vale Meao 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.