Luis Pato, Bairrada Tinto 'Nossa Calcario' 2018Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
The winery is named for winemaker Filipa Pato, though the work is completed by both Filipa and her husband William Wouters. She was a chemical engineer graduate, though had a passion for the indigenous varieties of Bairrada, Portugal, her passion fueled by many international harvests. He was a sommelier and restaurateur. Together they create “wines without makeup” using biodynamic farming, minimal intervention in the cellar, and a shared passion for food and wine. Filipa is an incredible spirit and was recently named 2020 Winemaker of the Year in Portugal.
Nossa Calcário means “our limestone” referring to the hefty limestone found in this single vineyard of old vines. The grape here is Baga, a lesser known variety that drinks like a sturdier Cru Beaujolais and ages like Nebbiolo.