The Pato family has been producing wine at Quinta do Ribeirinho since, at least, the eighteen century. João Pato started to bottle the wine from his vineyards in 1970, becoming the first winegrower in Bairrada region after its demarcation. His son Luis Pato inherited this nonconformist and pioneer spirit and in 1980 produces his first wine, a pure Baga from an exceptional quality and absolute rareness that is sought by appreciators as a treasure. In 1985 begins 2 revolutions at Bairrada: destems Baga grapes and matures the wine in new French oak casks. In 1988 he plants Baga from ungrafted vines to understand pre-phyloxera wines and produces the first Vinhas Velhas’ wine from Portugal.
This wine is a lot of Bical (50%) on chalky-clay soil, Cerceal (25%) and Sercialinho (25%) on sandy soil. Fermented and matured in stainless steels vats. Luis Pato is one of the most famous Portuguese wine producers from the Bairrada region. Sercealinho is a grape varietal only found on his and his daughter’s properties. This wine is all exotic fruit, florals, and lip-smacking combo of minerality and acidity. Clean and pure with a solid core of citrus, white flowers and nutty aromatics on the nose. On the palate the wine is round, deep and complex.