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  • Quinta do Vale Meão 2008

Quinta do Vale Meão 2008

  • 259.00€

  • Ex Tax: 229.20€
It comes from a tight selection of grapes produced in the oldest vineyards of the Quinta, aged over 35 years: Vale Grande, Cabeço das Pulgas, Casa das Máquinas, Três Encostas and Poente da Viola. It results from the combination of several grape varieties, in which Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca usually represent 90% and Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão the remaining 10%.

Characteristics
Product Type Red
Volume (cl) 75
Appellation Douro
Country Portugal
Vintage 2008
Varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
Cellar Casa Ferreirinha
Alcohol Content 14.5
Allergens Contains sulfites
Vinification The grapes of each variety are harvested and vinified separately. After being crushed and destemmed into granite mills, they are trodden on foot. Subsequently, they are transferred to vats where fermentation takes place for eight days. After alcoholic fermentation, part of the wines undergo malolactic fermentation in barrels. The aging takes place for 16 to 18 months in 50% new and 50% used barrels.
Test Results It is young in color, with an intense ruby ​​red color, good concentration and without showing any signs of the years to come. On the aromatic plane, we are faced with a very complex and harmonious bouquet. Floral notes, with ripe red and black fruits still full of freshness, broom, cedar, barrel that does not fail to be noticed, but that does not overlap and even complements. It opens and grows as time passes. Mouth with structure, showing that there was still time to be opened, alive, with solid tannins, although soft, velvety and greedy. It fills the palate and continues to be full of balance and now even more immersive. It is a wine that gives pleasure to drink and take to the table.
Gastronomy Selected meats, hunting meats, roasts
Awards Robert Parker 93/100 Pts Wine Spectator 95/100 Pts Wine Enthusiast 95/100 Pts

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