The Duckman wines express the true character of Bairrada’s indigenous varietals and its exceptional maritime influence. There are no indications of the region on the labels, done intentionally to demonstrate an acute sense of place and varietal typicity through minimal intervention in the cellar. Maria Pato, the daughter of Luis Pato, created this project because of her love of the region and varietals, so much so that she felt constrained by the standards of Bairrada wine making. For both of them only the indigenous varietals can be Bairrada wine, not imports that want to claim it as their own identity.
From 15 year old vines planted to .6ha of sandy soils in a vineyard called Amoreira da Gândara, 100m elevation, southern exposure.
(LABELS ARE HAND-SPRAYED AND WILL VARY)
Tropical fruit and beach vibes! Summer in a glass that explodes with mango, ripe fruits and a kiss of brine. Dry, zippy and thirst quenching. Chill and enjoy!
region: Bairrada, Portugal
varietal: 100% Sercialinho
style: sparkling (Pet Nat Ancestral method)
farming/cellar: sustainable/practicing organic. The grapes are hand harvested in early September. Directly pressed and allowed to spontaneously ferment in stainless steel for four weeks with temperature control using ambient yeast, which is completed in bottle. The wine spends the entire time on lees without stirring. Aged for six months, Unfined and unfiltered.