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Filipa Pato Flos Castaneatext

Filipa Pato Flos Castanea 2022

Bairrada, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis experimental project was made with the grandson of Vinho Verde biodynamic pioneer Fernando Paiva, of Quinta da Palmirinha. Paiva has been working with natural preservatives instead of using sulphur in his wines. This Bical was destemmed and native skin fermented along with chestnut blossoms over 2 weeks, as it has been shown to act as a preservative (in lieu of sulphur). Post ferment, this was pressed and rested 1 year in cask and amphora. Pouring a light golden hue, this textural wine has a lightly toasted pine nut, wild white honey, wild lemon, white grapefruit and ample tight, limestone buzziness that carries long on the slight, saline palate. A very interesting experiment. 1155 bottles.Tasted: 16 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Filipa PatoDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Bical