Produced from bical and cercial planted in sandy soils and clay-limestone, it shows the consistency and freshness character of the best whites of Bairrada.
The grapes are harvested in the morning, are whole bunch pressed and vinified separately. Cercial ferments in stainless steel tanks in order to maintain its aromatic brightness, while the bical is fermented in used barrels to add complexity and unctuosity to the final blend. Both age on the fine lees for 6 months.
Vadio White 2018
93 Points Wine & Spirits
"Luís Patrão and his father, Dinis, farm two small plots of white grapes planted in sand, clay and limestone. Patrão ferments his cercial in stainless steel, and his bical in older barrels, blending the two into this oceanic white. Think Dungeness crab for the limestone buzz of acidity, or sea bass and wild mushrooms roasted in a wood oven to pick up on the tart apple, light mushroom stock and lemon-blossom flavors. Its mouthwatering freshness keeps going for days after you first open the bottle, if you have any left to save." - Joshua Greene (Fev/2021)