90 points Wine & Spirits
"Filipa Pato and William Wouters farm their 30 acres of vines in Bairrada using biodynamic principles, harvesting the fruit for this wine on the early side, then fermenting and aging it in amphorae. It’s complex and layered, with zesty flavors of raspberry and strawberry, rhubarb and Rosa rugosa. Bright and cool at 11 percent alcohol, this is remarkably easy to drink—but, regrettably, difficult to find, as there are only 276 bottles in the United States."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winemaker’s Notes: We were inspired by the Romans, who left their legacy in the region (clay jars). Part of the soil of Bairrada (Barro = clay) is clay. We wanted to recreate this old tradition. The micro-oxygination through the clay of the amphorae helps to soften down the tannins of the Baga and explore even more the pureness of Baga. Color: Brilliant cherry red colour with a present viscosity. Bouquet: The nose is straight forward almost purely fruit driven, it reminds small red stonefruit with a hint of black pepper. Taste: The taste is delicate and elegant, very juicy, attractive and it has a lingering and teasing aftertaste. Food Pairing: A pure “vin de plaisir” which will accompany very nicely grilled fish and seafood and simple quality meatdishes with fresh and crunchy vegetables to accent the pureness of the wine. This Baga is also a good contender to creamy cheeses.