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Meãndro do Vale Meão Douro Red
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Meãndro do Vale Meão Douro Red 2015

Douro Superior, Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe summer of 2015 was one of the driest ever registered in the Douro, with the lowest temperatures ever recorded, allowing the plants to survive and grow despite the low levels of water in soil. The harvest of red grapes began on August 24 with the tinta amarela. Fresh days and cool nights allowed for a much slower orderly harvest that ran until October 1st. The results were exceptional quality fruit, rich in aromas with a beautiful colour. Meãndro Red is a 40/35/16/5/2/2 mix of touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta roriz, tinta barroca, alicante bouschet and tinta amarela. Lively color. The nose is beguiling with bright floral red fruit aromas and a strong mineral note. The fruit is dark with rich but supple with pure blueberry/blackberry flavours. Bright and balanced, it dances across the palate before the complex mineral and savoury, black pepper notes kick in. Impressive for the price. Production is 180 to 190,000 bottles.Tasted: 22 February 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 29.99 BCLS AB 32.00 private wine shops ON 25.00 QC 24.85 SAQ MB 34.00 Banville & Jones Wine Co. Producer: Quinta do Vale MeãoDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Tinta Roriz - Tinta Barroca - Touriga FrancaCSPC: 106674UPC: 831906006885