Brillant straw yellow colour with greenish rim, good viscosity.
The nose reminds pear (typical for the Bical grape) with some hints of iode and a certain spiciness (thyme and rosemary).
The mouth is refined, creamy, relatively smooth and has present minerality, a kind of saltiness due to typical Atlantic climate. The middle palate is fruitdriven and the aftertaste is dry and refreshing with a lingering acidity.
A blend of 80% Bical and 20% Arinto grown in calcareous clay soils.
10% of the juice ferments in 500L casks; the other 90% is fermented in tank.
Final blend and bottling in spring after 5-6 months’ aging.
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.’