Luis Pato Vinha Barrosa 2016/2017 Bairrada
An exceptional Portuguese producer who single-handedly turned around 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 centenarian vines. 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 driven by red cherry, sour plum almond and fine-grained tannins.