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Vadio Branco, Bairrada 2020

White Wine from Portugal
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A precise blend of Bairrada's bical and cercial grapes, with flashes of lemon citrus and delicate white-flower perfume with an Atlantic-fresh finish. Made by a young producer who cut his teeth at Portuguese star producer and member favourite Herdade de Esporão.
Price: £13.95 Bottle
Price: £167.00 Case of 12
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Code: PW9191

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2024
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
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Vadio Branco, Bairrada Video transcript

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This lovely wine comes from the region of Bairrada, better known for its red wines, but here you have the white made from local grapes, bical and cercial.

It's made by a young guy, Luís Patrão, who is helped by his wife, Eduarda, and he came back to the family domaine, tiny property that he has gradually expanded. So he has a bit more vineyard of his own now and a little bit leased. His father still helps him in the vineyards.

And you get that lovely floral character here, citrus but real Atlantic freshness because, of course, Bairrada is relatively close to the Atlantic coast of Portugal. It's very pure, very fresh, very mineral, absolutely classic example of white Bairrada.

Delicious.

Vadio

For several years, having finished his work for the week at renowned Portuguese estate Herdade de Esporão in the Alentejo, young winemaker Luís Patrão headed north and back home to the village of Poutena in Bairrada where he worked with his father Dinis on their tiny family vineyard. Today, along with some consultancy work, Luís works full time on his own wines and has been expanding his own and leased vineyard holdings, now over seven hectares, and range.

Working with several varieties, three of them very particular to his home region, Luís has established a reputation as one of Portugal’s best young winemakers. He is a member of Baga Friends, for whom the indigenous red variety baga is king, and Luís works with some old vines planted on the best soils for the variety. For whites he can create wines from a palette of cercial and bical (both of them indigenous to Bairrada) together with encruzado, arinto and verdelho which Luís planted to complement the other varieties. He makes the wines in an old warehouse that has been converted into a simple winery. His wife Eduarda helps with tastings, sales and marketing whilst keeping busy with their baby son.

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Bical and cercial grape varieties, planted in a mix of sandy and chalky soils. Wonderfully fresh and aromatic with notes of wax, herbs and fennel as well as mandarin and lime fruit, with a touch of orange ...
Bical and cercial grape varieties, planted in a mix of sandy and chalky soils. Wonderfully fresh and aromatic with notes of wax, herbs and fennel as well as mandarin and lime fruit, with a touch of orange peel. The palate has wonderfully fresh acidity, and linear, taut pear, lime and citrus peel fruitiness. There’s such purity and concentration here, with a taut acid line as well as fruit brightness, and just a touch of salinity. This is such a lovely wine. 94/100
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