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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Quinta do Vale Meao Douro 2008
Quinta do Vale Meao Douro 2008
(search item no. 113689)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#64 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
My Notes:

About Quinta do Vale Meao:

Our aim is to uphold the originality and complexity of our wines by exploring, to the utmost, the combination of the different traditional Douro varietals grown in separate blocks in the vineyards and the different styles that result from the geological variations of our soil.

We also give preference to combining traditional winemaking methods in lagares with modern technologies. This is why we restored and totally re-equipped the centuries-old Adega dos Novos winery, taking care to preserve its fine architectural features and recover the imposing stone treading tanks. The Adega da Barca Velha wine lodge, reserved exclusively as a warehouse for Port, was reconstructed in 2007.