Quinta do Vale Meao

STORY

This important Douro estate, planted by Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira on 270 hectares of barren common land purchased in 1877, was the last great achievement of the legendary Lady of the Douro. It is now owned by her great-great grandson Francisco Javier de Olazabal, currently chairman of the company, with executive functions being carried out by his oenologist son Francisco Olazabal. The vines cover 84 hectares of the property and are planted in soils of diverse geologic nature: schist, granite and alluvial gravel. This variety, unusual in the Douro, contributes to the complexity of the wines. The vineyards are block-planted with the following varieties: Touriga Nacional (40%), Tinta Roriz (25%), Touriga Francesa (20%), Tinta Amarela (5%), Tinta Barroca (5%) and Tinto Cão (2%) Sousão (2%) and others (1%).