Filipa Pato 'Nossa Calcario' Bical, 2018
Style/ Colour White
Grape Varieties Bical
The producer: Filipa Pato and William Wouters philosophy is simple: create authentic wines without make-up. Focus on indigenous grapes only. Baga, Bical, Arinto, Cercial and Maria Gomes. They practice biodymanic viticultural practices and minimal intervention, focusing on let the grapes express the true nature of the vineyards from which they come.
Winemaking In the chalky clay (calcário) mid-slopes of Ois de Bairro, Filipa and William have converted their vineyards to biodynamic cultivation, understanding them better and creating “authentic wines without makeup”. The bical varietal is perfectly suited to the local climate with its Atlantic influence. In the winery, the grapes are gently pressed and the resulting must is transferred to 500-litre barrels for fermentation with native yeasts.
Tasting notes With its silky texture, freshness and minerality, many sommeliers mention it in the same breath as fine Burgundy. Aromas of citrus fruits and fresh herbs with intense mineral hints. On the palate it is fresh and balanced with a bright acidity and a persistent finish.
Food pairing A real foodwine, fish and shellfish prepared as naturally as possible (steamed, poached, grilled). Braised sweetbread, poached poultry and veal and pork
fillet will do the job.
Serving recommendations If broached young, we recommend decanting, it really rewards time and air to show off its many intricate layers of fruit and minerals, lees and oak. Serve at 10ºC. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before serving. Recommended further maturing for up to 10 years
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