one of the loveliest, quirkiest winemakers around, Maria Pato’s 93 yr old Grandmother adorns this label. Photo taken reportedly after she dreamed that her deceased husband (the og winemaker of the family) told her she shouldn’t go to bed with any new men!
sourced from two plots: Amoreira da Gândara & Óis do Bairro (2.8 ha total), 20 year old vines in sand and chalky clay, 100m elevation
Poached pear and green apple nose, with a raw, bracing ‘Persian lime’ Mosel refreshing acidity. Dry and High Toned! No skin contact officially, but this will definitely appeal to orange wine fans as it is a unique, cloudy, textural white with a bit of funk.
varietals: 25% Bical, 25% Cercial, 25% Fernão Pires, 25% Sercial.
region: Bairrada, Portugal
style: hazy dry white
farming/cellar: certified sustainable, practicing organic, ambient yeast, no skin contact, fermented for 3 weeks in combo of chestnut and French oak, malo completed, matured for 6 months in steel, unfined and unfiltered, minimal added so2