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Staff Pick

Beira "FP" Baga, Filipa Pato - 2017

Item # 32821 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
$167.52 $150.77/ Case of 12
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

As a daughter of the renowned winemaker, Luis Pato, Filipa Pato is a driven force in the region of Beira and Barraida. She has a passion for indigenous grape varieties. There's a distinct smokiness on the palate with a lot of dark berries, blueberries, and espresso foam on the finish.

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Staff Pick Notes

Are you a tough cookie? Do you demand your wine be: Minimal intervention Organic or biodynamic Expressive of terroir Excellent value for price AND Made! By! A! Woman! Cool, me too. This wine is everything above, and, oh yeah, it tastes absolutely delicious.


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