João Pato (Duckman) 'Ducking Pet-Nat, Portugal 2021
The Duckman wines express the true character of Bairrada’s indigenous varietals and maritime influence. They 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 wine making. 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. Energetic and fun pet-nat for your anytime of day.
Pairing: Light seafood, cod, halibut, oysters, apertif
Soil: Sandy soils called Amoreira da Gândara