Pale straw in colour with golden hues. The Rabigato brings a little body, riper fruits and floral elegance to Arinto’s fresh acidity, delicious stone fruit flavours and a lovely pure minerality, from the Schist soils and a touch of lees bring a beautiful constructed wine that is well balanced on the finish.
Meandro do Vale Meao Branco
for the equivalent of £18.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Quinta do Vale Meao
Grape Variety: Arinto / Rabigato
Style: Rich and Floral
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
In 1877, D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, already owner of the largest agricultural heritage in the Douro, purchased 300 hectares of virgin land at public auction from the VN de Foz Côa council. Her dream was to build a model farm from scratch, putting into practice all the vast experience accumulated throughout her life as a Douro businesswoman. This ambitious project was fully carried out between 1887 and 1895. It was the last and most significant achievement of that Lady, who nevertheless enjoyed little of it, as she died in 1896. Since then the farm has always remained in the possession of his descendants. In the 1970s, his great-great-grandson Francisco Javier de Olazabal took over its management and began a long process of acquiring undivided shares from his family and co-owners, and in 1994, together with his only children, he became the only owners of the Quinta.Today Francisco, Luísa and Jaime are linked to the management of the company, each one their role, and share the same passion for wine. From one harvest to the next, they respect tradition and keep an open mind to innovation. The entire Olazabal family expresses their enthusiasm and contributes to perpetuating D. Antónia's project to make Quinta do Vale Meão a model Quinta in its own time.