Joao Pato Duckman Kite Duck Branco
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Region: Bairrada, Portugal
Grape varieties: Baga and Maria Gomes
Joao Pato Duckman Kite Duck Branco comes from 2 hectares of 30-year-old vines of Baga and Maria Gomes. Made in a Blanc de Noir/Orange style.
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About Joao Pato Duckman Kite Duck Branco
Joao Pato Duckman Kite Duck Branco comes from 2 hectares of 30-year-old vines of Baga and Maria Gomes. The grapes are hand-harvested in early September, undergoes vineyard sorting and de-stemming. The Maria Gomes spends five days macerating and joined with Baga done in a blanc de noir/orange wine style. Spontaneous fermentation lasts two weeks and takes place in stainless steel with ambient yeasts and without temperature control. Aged in French oak (650L) for six months. Not fined or filtered.
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).