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Quinta Do Vale Meão Meando Douro 2018

Made by one of the most famous wine estates of the Douro, if not the world.
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Primary Notes: Plum

Secondary Notes:

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Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Light

Tannin: Medium +

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Origin: Douro, Portugal

Maker: Quinta Do Vale Meão

Grape: Touriga Nacional Blend

Fermentation: Slight Wood

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Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed at 16-18 Degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Beef noodle, Coffee ribs, Beef don with shiitake mushrooms

Western Food Pairing: T bone steak, Roquefort cheese, beef stew

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Quinta Do Vale Meao Meando Douro 2018

Quinta do Vale Meao Meandro Tinto is a Douro red wine made by one of the most famous wine estates of the Douro, if not the world. The estate was Bought and established by that legendary lady of Port, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, in the early 19th Century, it has been the stage for many pioneering feats of winemaking and viticulture in the Douro.
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao and Sousao. The Quinta do Vale Meao Meandro Douro has a lively colour. The floral scents combine with red fruit aromas and fills the mouth with intense fruit notes, showing a long, very fresh and complex after taste. Drink now till 2025
After crushing the grapes undergo a heat shock followed by step walk for four hours in granite mills. The wort is transferred to wine fermentation tanks of small capacity with temperature control. The varieties are vinified separately. This wine aged in barrels of second and third year in 225 liter French oak Allier.
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It presents a ruby dark colour, of great saturation. Very expressive nose, full of ripe berries. It lets the acidity guess gentle tracks of tropicality and green olive. In the mouth, intense and quite definite passion fruit ? that quickly is tinged in wild fruits, full of freshness. The alcohol is very well integrated.