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Luis Pato Baga Vinho Espumante Bruto
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Luis Pato Baga Vinho Espumante Bruto NV

Bairrada, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe Pato family is synonymous with Bairrada wine. Luis Pato’s family has been producing wine since the 18th century, with his father João the first to bottle wine in Bairrada DOC after it was officially demarcated as an appellation. It is a dry (bruto) fizzy deeper-hued rosé of baga, from chalky clay soils that undergoes minimal pressure in a vacuum to obtain a light juice that is fermented in stainless before a second ferment in the bottle, where it spends nine months on the lees. Earthy, herbal raspberry, dusty stone, grippy thorny baga tannins, and a sapid, pink floral note is seized with searing pink grapefruit acidity, finishing with a hefty sprinkle of salts. For drinking now, with picnics/charcuterie.Tasted: 23 August 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 20.00 private wine shops Producer: Luis PatoDistributors: Boutique Wines Ltd.
Grape: BagaCSPC: 597849UPC: 5601743000064