Portugal

Filipa Pato, Nossa Calcário Bical, 6 Bottle Case 75cl

Equivalent Bottle Price £26.19

The grapes are handpicked from one vineyard in Ois do Bairro. Long pressing of full bunches. The juice is free runned to the casks. Fermentation with the wild yeast in an old traditional cellar with a natural constant temperature under 20°. No batonnage is done to keep the freshness.

Chalky clay midslopes from the Jurassic Inferior with eastern orientation to the sun and a very intense Atlantic influence (we are only 15 km from the ocean). The vines are average 40 years old.

Brillant intense yellow straw colour with greenish rim, good viscosity. 

Very mineral nose with a certain smokiness due to the limestone soil. It has a distinguished fruity touch of pears (typical Bical) and slightly nutty character (hazelnut, almonds, pines). After some time in the glass it even reveals thyme and honey. 

The mouth is refined, creamy, relatively smooth and has present minerality, a kind of saltiness due to typical Atlantic climate. The wine is very broad in the mouth with an almost crunchy, nutty texture. The finish is voluptuous with very precise notes of preserved and ripe fruit-Sublime.


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