2020 Quinta do Vale Meão Monte Meão Cabeço Vermelho

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Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Quinta do Vale Meao
Vintage 2020
Grape verdelho
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2032
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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 praised 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 from this exceptional terroir. Their first wine, Meao 1999, was immediately declared 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 now make 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 is one of the top in Portugal and you can taste why that is so!

In addition to the well-known Quinta do Vale Meão Tinto, a number of other very special wines are made at Vale Meão, often in very small quantities. These are wines from vineyards on granite soil, which mature in barrels a little longer than the other wines from the quinta - the so-called Monrte Meāo wines. These special wines also have a different grape composition.

The Monte Meão Cabeço Vermelho is a Tinta Roriz that has matured for 20 months in used French oak. The grapes for this wine come from one vineyard, the Vinha do Cabeco Vermelho, which has an alluvial soil with a lot of deposits from the Douro River. The Cabeço Vermelho has a very deep and intense color. The wine is powerful and deep and has a velvety texture with aromas of spices and red fruits, very complex. Tannins true to the grape variety: firm and dense. A finish that is both robust and bold. Only occurs in the good years.

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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 Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Quinta do Vale Meao
Grape verdelho
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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