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. It is a wild, non-vintage blend of 4 different crops, combined to achieve the perfect balance between fruit, acidity, tannin, smoothness and power. A delicious and rich wine with great balance, complexity and persistence on the finish.
Joao Pato Aka Duckman Baga
for the equivalent of £16.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: João Pato
Grape Variety: Baga / Touriga Nacional
Style: Rich and Complex
Alcohol: 12% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
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. Luis and Maria work from two main vineyards, Amoreira da Gândara which is composed of mostly sandy soils, and Óis do Bairro which is composed of mostly chalky-clay soils. Here they grow both red and white varietals: Baga, Bical, Cercial, and Fernão Pires (a.k.a. Maria Gomes).