2021 Filipa Pato "D.N.M.C. Dinamica" Branco, Bairrada, Portugal
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ABOUT THIS WINE
A blend of 80% Bical and 20% Arinto grown in calcareous clay soils.
The grapes are handpicked from different vineyards located on mid-slopes with eastern orientation to the sun and a very intense Atlantic influence (only 15 km from the ocean).
Bical is harvested in the beginning of September, the Arinto on the other hand, matures later and is harvested 2 –3 weeks later. Vinification happens separately. Whole bunches are pressed, then fermented with indigenous yeast in temperature controlled tank, 10% is fermented in casks of French oak (500 –600 l pipes). The wine matures on the lees, and stabilizes naturally during the cold winter. The final blend is made in early springtime when the wine is stable.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Filipa Pato and William Wouters is a magical wife and husband collaboration. Their philosophy is simple: create authentic wines without make-up and express the true nature of the vineyards from which they come. They focus on indigenous grapes only. Baga, Bical, Arinto, Cercial and Maria Gomes create soulful wines from vineyard sites with soils, microclimats and aspect ideal for growing their exquisite wine grapes with biodynamic viticultural practices. In the winery, they gently handle the grapes, minimal intervention and strict monitoring of the wine allow their grapes to express themselves fully.
Ultimately they create "terroir" wines by uniting knowledge, art and nature to produce wines "without make-up". Each wine with its own character!
Filipa Pato - winegrower in Bairrada. A graduate of the University of Coimbra as a Chemical engineer refined her Winemaker skills doing harvests in Bordeaux, France - Mendoza, Argentina and Margaret River, Australia and with her father Luis Pato, the Baga rebel.
William Wouters - chef/sommelier/restaurateur. William comes from a restaurateur family from Antwerp, Belgium. He is a sommelier champion, restaurateur and former head chef of the Belgian national Soccer team on the World cup in Brazil and the European cup in France.
Together Filipa & William share all their experiences: the love for food and wine, encounters with great wine growers, sommeliers and wine lovers from all over the world and the magical, inexhaustible culture of the World of wine. Today for Filipa & William, Ois do Bairro is the center of their wine universe. They will be happy to share all their passion of food and wine.