The valley of Ois do Bairro is known for centuries for the quality of its white wines. In fact the wines coming from this valley were the first whites to be exported to the ex-colonies (Brazil, Angola, ...)
Very mineral nose with a certain smokiness due to the limestone soil. It has a distinguished fruity touch of pears (typical Bical) and slightly nutty character (hazelnut, almonds, pines). After some time in the glass it even reveals thyme and honey.
The mouth is refined, creamy, relatively smooth and has present minerality, a kind of saltiness due to typical Atlantic climate. The wine is very broad in the mouth with an almost crunchy, nutty texture. The finish is voluptuous with very precise notes of preserved and ripe fruit.
Production, Vinification technics:
The grapes are handpicked from one vineyard in Óis do Bairro. Long pressing of full bunches. The juice is free runned into the casks. Fermentation with wild yeast in an old traditional cellar with a naturally constant temperature under 20°. No batonnage is done to keep the freshness.
Origin and classification:
Bairrada DOC from Portugal. In fact, this wine comes from one vineyard in Óis do Bairro and we dream of having our DOC one day...
Brillant intense yellow straw colour with greenish rim, good viscosity.
Chalky clay midslopes from the Jurassic Inferior with eastern orientation to the sun and a very intense Atlantic influence (we are only 15 km from the ocean). The vines are average 40 years old
A real foodwine which will accompany a wide range of dishes. Just think about noble fish (seabass, turbot, brill, dover sole), lobster, king crab. All prepared as natural as possible (steamed, poached, grilled). Braised sweetbread, poached poultry and veal and pork fillet will do the job. A nice creamy cheese (Brie, Camembert, Serra da Estrela) can be a nice option too.
Filipa Pato and William Wouters is a magical wife and husband collaboration.
Our philosophy is simple: create authentic wines without make-up, they express the true nature of the vineyards from which they come.
We focus on indigenous grapes only. Baga, Bical, Arinto, Cercial and Maria Gomes create soulful wines from vineyard sites with soils, microclimats and aspect ideal for growing our exquisite wine grapes with biodymanic viticultural practices. In the winery we gently handle the grapes, minimal intervention and strict monitoring of the wine allow our grapes to express themselves fully.
Ultimately we create "terroir" wines by uniting knowledge, art and nature to produce "withoutmake-up", each wine with its own character.
Filipa Pato - winegrower in Bairrada. A graduate of the University of Coimbra as a Chemical engineer refined her Winemaker skills doing harvests in Bordeaux, France - Mendoza, Argentina and Margaret River, Australia and with her father Luis Pato, the Baga rebel.
William Wouters - chef/sommelier/restaurateur. William comes from a restaurateur family from Antwerp, Belgium. He is a sommelier champion, restaurateur and former head chef of the Belgian national Soccer team on the World cup in Brazil and the European cup in France.
Together Filipa & William share all their experiences: the love for food and wine, encounters with great wine growers, sommeliers and wine lovers from all over the world and the magical, inexhaustible culture of the World of wine. Today for Filipa & William, Ois do Bairro is the center of their wine universe. They will be happy to share all their passion of food and wine.
Drink local, eat local and ... think global 😉