The Vinhas Velhas, Luis Pato goes through stainless steel fermentation which produces a refreshing white with Pear, Apple and white flower aromatics which carry through to the palate and are underpinned by a nutty, almond complexity. Mix in a saline edge to the crisp, balanced acidity and you are left with a wonderful white which is evocative of the region.
Luís Pato has been making wine here since 1980, ten years after his father became the first producer to estate bottle wines after the Bairrada DOC was granted. A stalwart of the region and local hero, Luis Pato has produced a consistently wonderful white from the traditional Bairrada white varieties of Bical, Cercial and Sercialinho from vines with an average age of 40 years old.
50% Bical, 25% Cercial & 25% Sercialinho
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