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. Refreshing, with complex citrus tones and stone minerality.
Joao Pato Aka Duckman Branco
for the equivalent of £16.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: João Pato
Grape Variety: Bical / Fernão Pires
Style: Mineral and Citrus
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).
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