Joao Pato 'Duckman' - Maria Duck Pét Nat
100% Maria Gomes
From 20 year old vines planted to .2ha of sandy soils in a vineyard called Amoreira da Gandara, the grapes are vineyard sorted with hand-harvesting at the beginning of September. Maceration lasts for five days in plastic eggs followed by three weeks of fermentation takes place in plastic eggs without temperature control. The wine spends the entire time on lees without stirring and is bottle while fermentation is still continuing with 10 g/L. The final total residual sugar is 0 g/L. Unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Vanilla Bean, Yeast
About the Winemaker:
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. For both of them only the indigenous varietals can be Bairrada wine, not imports that want to claim it as their own identity. 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. Here they grow both red and white varietals: Baga, Bical, Cercial and Fernão Pires.