2008 Quinta do Vale do Meao Vintage Port

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Type of Wine Portwine
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Quinta do Vale Meao
Vintage 2008
Grape Tinta Barroca Tinta Roriz Touriga Touriga Franca
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (19%)
Drink window 2017 - 2060
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In the easternmost part of the Douro near the Spanish border we find Quinta do Vale Meão in the Douro Superior. This very famous quinta is the birthplace of Barca Velha, the most famous and highly praised Portuguese wine. The quinta is owned by Francisco Javier de Olazabal, the great-great-grandson of Dona Antonia. The former director of the Port House Ferreira (until 1999) started making wine from these exceptional vines in 1998 with his son, oenologist Francisco de Olazabal y Almeida. and terroir. In 2000 they launched a Vintage Port on the market for the first time. Their Finest Ruby Reserve is of exceptionally high quality. Quinta do Vale Meão is one of the top in Portugal and you can taste why that is so!

The 2008 Vintage Port from Meão mainly consists of Touriga Franca, supplemented with Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Sousao. The wine matures for 2 years in large oak barrels. This complex Port has a beautiful purple-red color with cassis, blackberries, raspberries, roast notes of oak barrel aging in the nose. With waltzes we also smell subtle spices. On the palate the Port is powerful, juicy ripe black fruit with fine fresh acidity, soft tannins and a lush long aftertaste. Delicious with dark chocolate, nuts and dried fruits. Also great with strong cheeses such as Cabrales, Roquefort, old Cantal and old mature Cheddar

Vineyard for 2008 Quinta do Vale do Meao Vintage Port

In the eastern part of the Douro, near the Spanish border, we find Quinta do Vale Meão, birthplace of Barca Velha, the most famous and highly acclaimed Douro. The quinta is owned by Francisco Javier de Olazabal, the great-great-grandson of Dona Antonia Ferreira who bought the quinta in 1877. The former director of the port house Ferreira started making wine in 1998 with his son, oenologist Xito (Francisco) Olazabal. this exceptional terroir. Their first wine, Meao 1999, was immediately named the best Portuguese wine of 1999. It is the most famous quinta in Portugal and is also part of the famous Douro Boys. All the wines they make now guarantee an authentic experience of the Douro wines, of course made from the typical Portuguese grape varieties from the Douro region. Quinta do Vale Meão belongs to the top of Portugal and you can taste why it is!

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Type of Wine Portwine
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Quinta do Vale Meao
Grape Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga, Touriga Franca
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2008
Drinking as of 2017
Drinking till 2060
Alcohol % 19
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine Yes
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
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