Grower: Filipa Pato & William Wouters
Region: Bairrada, Portugal
Grape Varieties: Maria Gomes, Bical, Cercial
Category: Sparkling, White
Size: 75cl bottle
Passion for the traditional indigenous grape varietals of Bairrada led Filipa Pato to start her own project in 2001. She works a total of 12 hectares of vineyards scattered in various plots throughout the Bairrada appellation of Portugal. Utilizing biodynamic farming practices and minimal-intervention winemaking, Filipa and her husband, Belgian sommelier and restaurateur William Wouters, produce vinhos autênticos sem maquilagem – ‘Authentic Wines Without Makeup.’
A blend of 39% Maria Gomes, 38% Bical and 23% Cercial; sourced from chalky clay slopes with direct Atlantic influence. The grapes are harvested by hand and gently pressed. The second fermentation takes place in bottle and ages 9 months on the lees. No dosage.