Passion for the traditional indigenous grape varietals of Bairrada led Filipa Pato to start her own project in 2001. She works a total of 12 hectares of vineyards scattered in various plots throughout the Bairrada appellation of Portugal. Utilizing biodynamic farming practices and minimal-intervention winemaking, Filipa and her husband, Belgian sommelier and restaurateur William Wouters, produce vinhos autênticos sem maquilagem – ‘Authentic Wines Without Makeup.’
This single-vineyard Baga from the southern extremes of the Bairrada DOC is fermented in oak lagares before being transferred to used French barrels. A standard bearer for the region, this wine has a Foillard-like texture and represents tremendous value. The vast majority of the production is sold to Michelin-star addresses in London. Extremely limited.