2020 Quinta do Vale Meăo Meandro Branco
Quinta do Vale Meăo in the Douro is owned by the Olazabal family, descendants of the founder, Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, Winemaker Xito Olazabal inherited a swathe of terroirs and grape varieties within the estate and is focussed on making wines that reflect the estates overall terroir and each vintages character.
Years of experience gave Xito the keen eye to spot some great vineyards of Arinto and Rabigato, just up the road from his Quinta. After being slightly crushed, the grapes are cooled down and pressed in a traditional vertical press . Each grape variety is vinified separately and aged on lees for seven months.
Meandro is an intense greenish colour. The palate surprises with lively fruit and a vibrant acidity balanced by an unexpected freshness and textural density.