Pato & Wouters Nossa Calcario Baga Tinto 2021

$96.00 inc. GST

100% Baga – Chalky clay mid-slopes with eastern orientation to the sun and a very intense Atlantic influence (only 15 km from the ocean). For this wine the grapes come from different small plots of Pato’s oldest vineyards (80 –130 years). These 3 centenary vineyards were purchased already some years ago and are fully converted to biodynamics.


The bunches are handpicked and hand-selected from the centenary vineyards in Bairrada (3 to 4 bunches/vine). Partly de-stemmed, fermented in open oak lagares with some extraction (pigeage). After the fermentation the wine is aged in 500 –600 used pipes and tonel (big cask) for 18 months. Prior to release, the wine further aged in bottle for 2 months.

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Nossa Calcario Baga Tinto 2018 – From three small biodynamically cultivated chalky clay plots averaging 80-years-old. Bright as a button, buoyant yet grounded, with subtle, pine needle-edged crunchy red cherry, plus white and black pepper. A pronounced smoky, mineral undertow and incipient mushroom to the finish. Fine-framed, the incisive acidity and slender, refined, backbone of tannin in service of the fruit. Aged in used 500-600-litre French oak.
95 Points Sarah Ahmed Decanter Magazine