“Filipa Pato produces authentic wines using, promoting, and enhancing local grapes."
The soils in Bairrada are quite varied. This region in northwestern Portugal, lies between Aveiro and Coimbra, which means winds and rains that can cause grapes to rot or destroy harvest entirely. Here vines thrive on calcareous clay and on sandy soils. One can also found schists or loamy soils in the northeast and east. The Portuguese word "barro," which means "clay," appears to be the basis for the region's name.
A Passionate Lineage
Filipa Pato Vinhos is a small estate in the Bairrada region of Portugal, where the Pato familly has history of wine making for five generations, which gives them a terrific insight into the region’s grape varieties, old vineyards and unique terroirs. After working on three continents Filipa Pato began her own winery in 2001. The goal is to make ‘authentic wines without make-up’. The grapes are grown with Biodynamic viticultural practice and picked at the best point of their maturity to make wines that express their origin, made with as little interference as possible. Filipa focuses on indigenous grapes only - Baga, Bical, Arinto, Cercial and Maria Gomes.