Luis Pato Vinha Barrosa 2015/16 Bairrada
Exceptional portuguese producer who single-handedly turned over the reputation of the wines of Bairrada. He is known for mastering the local grape Baga. This wine is made with this variety and the fruit is sourced from his oldest plot of vines (centenarian). The very low yields give this wine a beautiful complexity and concentration. The vineyard is situated in chalky soils surrounded by eucalyptus forests which contributes to the nose and palate. This is intensely perfumed with aromas of Parma violets, eucalyptus, pine needles and blueberry fruit. On the palate it is very red cherry driven with hints of almond and fine grained tannins.