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João Pato - N/V - Blablablabla Rosé

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A rosé that defies expectations. Crafted with hand-harvested grapes, it undergoes five days of skin contact for a touch of color and complexity. Spontaneous fermentation occurs for three weeks in a combination of stainless steel and large 650-liter oak barrels, all under temperature control. The wine continues to rest in these barrels for six months before bottling, remaining unrefined and unfiltered. This unique process results in a captivatingly herbal aroma accented by bright cranberry and pomegranate notes. The palate echoes these elements, adding a layer of spicy minerality and a touch of salinity for a refreshing and intriguing finish.


João Pato - N/V - Blablablabla Rosé
João Pato - N/V - Blablablabla Rosé Sale price€13,99

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João Pato AKA Duckman

The Bairrada region of Portugal boasts a rich winemaking legacy, and few families embody that tradition more than the Patos. Luis Pato and his daughter Filipa Pato are already established names in Portuguese wine. But lurking in their shadow, or quacking a different tune, is João Pato, also known as Duckman.

Here's the twist: João Pato isn't actually a person but a playful alias adopted by Mariana Pato, Luis Pato's second daughter. This whimsical character, complete with a myriad of duck-themed labels, serves as a playful rebellion against tradition while the wines themselves stay true to Bairrada's essence.

Mariana, seeking to carve her path within the family's renowned legacy, embraced the "Duckman" persona to create a brand as unique as its wines. The labels themselves are works of art, often surreal and eye-catching, defying expectations and sparking curiosity. Some might find the "Duckman" persona confusing, but that's part of the charm. It's a playful wink aimed at challenging preconceived notions of wine.

However, the true magic lies inside the bottle. Duckman wines are a testament to Mariana's dedication to natural winemaking. Utilizing indigenous Bairrada grape varietals, the wines are meticulously crafted, showcasing the distinct maritime influence of the region. Bairrada, located roughly two hours north of Lisbon, is a coastal haven with a unique terroir defined by limestone and sandy soils. These elements, combined with Mariana's dedication to natural processes, translate into wines that are expressive and true to their place of origin.

So, next time you encounter a bottle adorned with a whimsical duck illustration, don't be fooled – Duckman wines by João Pato offer a delightful exploration of Bairrada, one that's both innovative and deeply respectful of the region's heritage.