Meandro Branco 2018
Named after the massive detour the Douro takes around Quinta do Vale Meão’s vineyards, Meandro is a spectacular wine for its price. It’s a blend of Rabigato, which gives lively summer-friendly fruit, and Arinto, which adds a vibrant acidity. Traditional pressing imparts an intense green hue, while extended lees ageing creates a surprising density. Exotic pineapple and mango fruit combine with the tang of greengage and lemon curd; oh yeah, we could just drink this all day with crunchy salads, grilled fish, tropical salsas, tacos or Vietnamese summer rolls. Without a doubt, this is one of the Douro’s most sophisticated white wines.
In 1877, Antónia Adelaide Ferreira – who owned the largest winemaking estate in the Douro – bought a huge plot of empty land. Her dream was to create a new vineyard from scratch. Alas, she died before she could see her investment come to fruition. Although the estate passed down through Dona Antónia’s descendants, the grapes were sent to Ferreira to produce some of its finest wines. But in 1998, Francisco Javier de Olazabal broke away from the family business to dedicate himself to making wines under the Quinta do Vale Meão label. It has now become one of the leading estates in the Douro and all the wines are meet with huge critical acclaim; Antónia Adelaide Ferreira would have been proud.
£2.8 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3262134
Style No.: 818566
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