Maria Duck - Pet Nat
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. 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.
From 20 year old vines planted to .2ha of sandy soils in a vineyard called Amoreira da Gândara. The grapes are vineyard sorted and hand-harvested in mid-August. Maceration lasts for five days in stainless steel followed by three weeks of spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel without temperature control, which is completed in bottle. The wine spends the entire time on lees without stirring. Bottled in September, released November 2019. The final total residual sugar is 1.4 g/L; 10.6% alcohol. Unfined and unfiltered.
Grape 100% Fernão Pires
Bottle Size 75cl