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Meandro Do Vale Meão 2012 Wine Review

Meandro Do Vale Meão 2012

Meandro Do Vale Meão 2012

Douro D.O.C., Portugal

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Meandro Do Vale Meão

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

The Douro region continues to impress me with the rising quality of its dry table wines like this one. Meandro do Vale Meão is Quinta do Vale Meão's second wine, and it's produced by F. Olazabal & Filhos with the same meticulous attention to detail as the flagship wine. Robust, concentrated and deep, this red wine has so much to offer alongside a juicy steak. OTHER: Quinta Meandro do Vale began in the late 1800s as the passion project of Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, owner of the largest winemaking estate in the Douro at that time. Her great-great-great-grandson Francisco Javier de Olazabal has managed the estate since the 1970s. This wine blends 38% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz and a handful of other varieties, all trodden by foot in the old-school way before being vinified in stainless steel and aged in French Allier oak barriques. Look for a complex array of dark berry and plum fruits, spices, and tarry notes. (VINTAGES panel, undated.)

Food pairings: pizza topped with meat.

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This Meandro Do Vale Meão 2012 was reviewed on May 16, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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This is a full-bodied blend of 5 grapes, all local, and dominated by Touriga Nacional. Lots of toasty oak, spice and vanilla smoke and neo-electric purple plums and blueberries. In the late 1800s, Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, who owned the largest Douro winery, founded Quinta Meandro do Vale. Antonia's great-great-great-grandson Francisco Javier de Olazabal has managed the winery since the 1970s. This is a robust Portuguese red wine blend of 38% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz and small amount of other grapes. The grapes are trod by foot to crush them. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured in French Allier oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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