Style: Sparkling: Crisp and refreshing
Tasting Note: Attractive floral fruit aromas and good biscuit character, the palate is apple fruity and citrus fresh, the overall impression is dry, well balanced with a lovely clean ripe fruit flavour finish.
Grape: Maria Gomes (85%) + Baga (15%)
Food Pairing: A great aperitif and delicious with seafood, poultry, cured meats, fried fish dishes.
Producer: Adega Luis Pato.
Luís Pato has been making wine since 1980, ten years after his father became the first producer to estate bottle wines after the Bairrada DOC was granted.
These days, and more than 30 vintages later, Luis has 60 hectares of vines, majoring on Baga for red wines, and Bical and Maria Gomes for whites. A considerable proportion of production is also in sparkling wine, both metodo classico and metodo antigo (Bairrada has been, since the 1890s, the cradle of sparkling wine production in Portugal).
Winemaking has moved from the grounds of the family house in Ois do Bairro, to a smart winery in Amoreira de Gandara, and, of course, these days Luis Pato is not only the most famous producer in his region, but enjoys a global reputation too.
Wine maker Luis Pato is both a pioneer and maverick. Since graduating from University in the 70’s Luis has placed Bairrada on the wine map. Famous for breaking all the wine rules Luis perhaps unpopular with his neighbours for rule breaking is considered a maestro by the world’s famous wine critics.
Region: Bairrada, Ois do Bairro.
Classification: Vinho Espumante
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vegan Friendly: No
Vegetarian Friendly: No
Residual sugar: g/l
Press/Review: To follow shortly
Serving Temperature: 8-10 ̊ C