Joao Pato Duckman Baaaga Duck Vinho Tinto
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Region: Bairrada, Portugal
Grape varieties: Baga and Touriga Nacional
Joao Pato Duckman Baaaga Duck Vinho Tinto comes from 40-year-old vines Baga and Touriga Nacional. Aged for two years in neutral oak.
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About Joao Pato Duckman Baaaga Duck Vinho Tinto
Joao Pato Duckman Baaaga Duck Vinho Tinto comes from 40-year-old vines planted to .5ha of chalky clay for the Baga grape and sandy soils fo the Touriga Nacional. The grapes are hand-harvested, vineyard sorted, and de-stemmed before being macerated for three weeks. Spontaneous fermentation takes place for three weeks in plastic lagar and stainless steel with no temperature control. Aged for 2 years in old oak barrels (650L). Unfined and unfiltered.
About Joao Pato, aka Duckman
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 winemaking. 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).