Meandro do Vale Meao Douro 2009
Meandro is grown, made and Estate Bottled by the Olazabal family on their 135 year old wine estate in the Douro region of Northern Portugal, Quinta Do Vale. Meandro means meander in Portuguese and it‚Äôs what the Douro River does as it flows alongside the vineyards on this beautiful property. First planted in 1877 by Do√±a Antonia Ferriera, the vineyards have all been replanted to the traditional varietals of Portugal‚Äôs Douro DOC, beginning in the 1980s. A marriage of tradition and technology, Meandro boasts temperature controlled stainless steel fermentation, yet all of the fruit is still trodden by foot, for 4 hours in ancient stone troughs called lagares. After vinifying each varietal separately, Meandro ages it‚Äôs wines exclusively in Allier French oak barriques.