Filipa Pato’s family has been producing wine in Beiras since the 18th century. Her grandfather, João, was the first to bottle wine in Bairrada DOC after it was officially demarcated as an appellation, and her father, Luis, is credited with bringing Bairrada back to life as a viable and vibrant wine region. Filipa grew up immersed in the wine, vineyards and culture of her family, influenced by the terroir-driven wines of her father ‘the Baga rebel’, and one of Portugal’s legendary winemakers.
Passion for the traditional indigenous grape varietals of Bairrada led Filipa to start her own project in 2001. Together with her husband William Wouters, a Belgian sommelier and restaurateur, they farm 12 hectares of Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyards scattered across Bairrada. Utilizing minimal-intervention winemaking, and focusing solely on indigenous grapes, the duo produces vinhos autênticos sem maquilagem – Authentic Wines Without Makeup.
Filipa Pato was named Winemaker of the Year 2020 by Revista de Vinhos, carrying on the Pato wine legacy.
These wines have just landed in Ontario and are currently in LCBO lab. We expect their release within the next 1-3 weeks. Our allocations for some of these wines were small, so we encourage you to pre-order to avoid disappointment, by replying to this email with your order.
Below are the wines currently available, with their retail prices:
3B Rosé Sparkling 2020 @ $26 (6/cs)
Nossa Calcario Bical 2020. $41 (6/cs)
Dinamica DNMC Baga 2021. $26 (12/cs)
Nossa Calcario Baga 2019. $49 (6/cs)
Post Quercus Baga 2019. $38 (6/cs)
Territorio Vivo Baga 2020. $40 (6/cs)
Read more about the wines here
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