Overview of the Wine
The Duckman wines express the true character of Bairrada’s indigenous varietals and its exceptional maritime influence. There are no indications of the region on the labels, done intentionally to 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. Here they grow both red and white varietals: Baga, Bical, Cercial and Fernão Pires.
Grape / Blend
95% Fernão Pires, 5% Baga
From 30 year old vines planted to several plots of chalky-clay and sandy soils within three sites called São Lourenço, Óis do Bairro and Amoreira da Gândara. The grapes are vineyard sorted with harvest on August 18th. Maceration of white and red grapes occurs in plastic eggs for five days, followed by spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with ambient yeasts lasting three weeks under temperature control. The wine is bottled in August 2020 and aged in bottle until release (Nov 2020) with no liquor de tirage added. Not fined or filtered.
Product size: 750ml