Quinta do Vale Meão

Meandro Vinho Branco Douro White Blend

9.026 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

I brought this back with me in late 2015 on a trip to the Douro on the way to Northern Spain where @ml_private_tours and I stopped in to meet @luisaolazabal at her family's beautiful estate @quintadovalemeao in the Douro Superior. A tiny 500 cases is produced.

At 5 years of age, this is fresh as a daisy with cut and verve. Medium yellow-gold in color. The nose is fresh and reminded me of Sancerre, so Sauvignon Blanc like notes of fresh lime citrus, green apple, sweet grapefruit pith, crushed oyster shells, and a host of chopped fresh green herbs. The palate is electric, more elegant than my initial tasting note from 2015. The acidity is thunderous, a pure and crystaline palate and med+ length in the finish. At 5 years this is so pure and so young, I think it will easiy cruise on to 10 years and likely age for longer.

I brought this back with me in late 2015 on a trip to the Douro on the way to Northern Spain where @ml_private_tours and I stopped in to meet @luisaolazabal at her family's beautiful estate @quintadovalemeao in the Douro Superior. A tiny 500 cases is produced.

At 5 years of age, this is fresh as a daisy with cut and verve. Medium yellow-gold in color. The nose is fresh and reminded me of Sancerre, so Sauvignon Blanc like notes of fresh lime citrus, green apple, sweet grapefruit pith, crushed oyster shells, and a host of chopped fresh green herbs. The palate is electric, more elegant than my initial tasting note from 2015. The acidity is thunderous, a pure and crystaline palate and med+ length in the finish. At 5 years this is so pure and so young, I think it will easiy cruise on to 10 years and likely age for longer.

Apr 21st, 2019
Tom Kobylarz

Finally I get to try this as it is nearly impossible to find with production limited to 500 cases. Latin for sure in its signature, but with a nod north to the great wines of the Anjou-Saumur of Loire. Chenin Blanc comes to mind with the lime and loads of minerality and a touch of wild reminding me of Savienniere. 100% stainless steel and no malolactic fermentation keeps the edgy and fresh acidity live and refreshing. The fruit is 50/50 Rabigato/Arinto and sourced from a single site, and quite a good one I would add.
Tasted at Quinta do Vale Meao 10/16/2015.
#meao #dourovalley

Finally I get to try this as it is nearly impossible to find with production limited to 500 cases. Latin for sure in its signature, but with a nod north to the great wines of the Anjou-Saumur of Loire. Chenin Blanc comes to mind with the lime and loads of minerality and a touch of wild reminding me of Savienniere. 100% stainless steel and no malolactic fermentation keeps the edgy and fresh acidity live and refreshing. The fruit is 50/50 Rabigato/Arinto and sourced from a single site, and quite a good one I would add.
Tasted at Quinta do Vale Meao 10/16/2015.
#meao #dourovalley

Nov 3rd, 2015
Andreas von Dreusche

Weich und säurearm, durchaus eindrucksvoll, vielleicht ein wenig zu breit

Weich und säurearm, durchaus eindrucksvoll, vielleicht ein wenig zu breit

May 19th, 2019
Sean Herriott

These Portuguese red table wines are such a steal! AND the Little Lady loves it!

These Portuguese red table wines are such a steal! AND the Little Lady loves it!

Sep 3rd, 2017
Janos

Üdítő száraz

Üdítő száraz

Jan 27th, 2017
Tony Doherty

Niall's Xmas present. Really nice wine.

Niall's Xmas present. Really nice wine.

Dec 30th, 2016
Erin J
7.7

Dry but not too bad taste wise

Dry but not too bad taste wise

Jul 4th, 2016
John Rutherford

Really outstanding!

Really outstanding!

May 21st, 2016
Kurt Collins

This is wonderful. Crisp, but not too acidic. Clean on the pallet. Pairs great with fish.

This is wonderful. Crisp, but not too acidic. Clean on the pallet. Pairs great with fish.

Jan 12th, 2016
Antonio Vasco

Antonio had this 5 months ago

Antonio had this 5 months ago

Apr 19th, 2022