The Duckman wines express the true character of Bairrada's indigenous varietals. From 40 year old vines the grapes are hand harvested, fermentation is using only wild yeasts. It's unfined and unfiltered meaning it may be a little cloudy. This is a blend from 4 different vintages and as such it's beautifully rich and complex, lots of dark fruits balanced with an earthy, savoury finish.
Try with grilled meats and rustic stews.
Maria-João Pato is Luis Pato’s middle daughter. Her hybrid first name incorporates both her paternal grandparents’ names. Grandpa João set the Pato family wine “dynasty” going mid last century. He was the Duckman. No surprise then that Maria-João would also have something to add to this nest of innovation and experimentation, drawing on her legendary father's experience to push the boundaries of what is possible from her homeland terroir and grape varieties. It’s all back to basic traditional winemaking methods, with purity and plenty of disruptive intent. Hugely expressive wines with that unflappable spirit of the Duckman!