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Red Wine
Monte Meão
Casa das Máquinas 2019, 75cl
Douro

34,49
approx. £29.76

 14%

 2022-2026

 Serve at 16º-18º

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O Produtor, tasting note published in June 23rd 2022

Monte Meão Casa das Máquinas is a blend of Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca varieties with an excellent ruby colour. The aroma is intense and complex, with notes of ripe red fruit and well-integrated wood. On the palate, it is dense, with well-integrated tannins and sweet oak. Well-balanced acidity, fruit and wood make this long, elegant wine very enjoyable.

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Monte Meão

Quinta do Vale Meão has enormous symbolism, as it is an idealised project from scratch, as the quinta was acquired on virgin land.
In itself, Quinta do Vale Meão is truly one of Portugal’s most interesting and coveted wines. It deserves to be highlighted for the quality it offers in every vintage in which it is marketed.

The winemaking process
This is one of the last vineyards to be harvested. The grapes are crushed in lagares, then transferred to vats, where fermentation takes place over eight days. The wine is aged for 16 months in 10% new and 90% used barrels.

Winemaker
Francisco Olazabal

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 106836

Quinta do Vale Meão

In 1877, Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, owner of the largest winemaking estate in the Douro, purchased 300 hectares of virgin land at auction from the Vila Nova de Foz Côa municipality. Her dream was to create a model vineyard from nothing, using for this the vast experience she had acquired throughout a lifetime as a Douro landowner. This ambitious project took eight years to complete, from 1887 to 1895. Sadly, this grand lady’s pleasure in her last and most significant enterprise was of short duration as she died in 1896.

Since then, the estate always remained in the hands of her descendants. In the 1970s, her great-great-great-grandson, Francisco Javier de Olazabal became responsible for its management and he began the long and laborious process of acquiring the shares that belonged to his kin and to other co-owners of the property. In 1994, he and his children became the sole owners of the Quinta. Until then, the grapes from the estate were sold to A.A. Ferreira S.A., the company established by Dona Antónia’s descendants, where they formed the basis of some its finest wines. This connection continued until 1998 when Francisco Javier de Olazabal resigned as Managing Director of A.A. Ferreira S.A. to dedicate himself, together with his oenologist son Francisco de Olazabal y Nicolau de Almeida, to producing, ageing and marketing the wines from the Quinta through a new company, F. Olazabal & Filhos Lda.

Address

F. Olazabal & Filhos, Lda.

Quinta do Vale Meão
5150-501 Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Portugal