Missão Baga, Filipa Pato
Organic

Missão Baga, Filipa Pato - 2016

Item # 43305 750mL
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

The Missão is a half hectare plot of pre-Phylloxera Baga vines that was discovered after an elderly man offered Filippa a vineyard that he said he could no longer tend. In fact, she noted that it was meticulously nurtured and included 140 year old bush vines of the coveted Baga grape that is the region's signature. Needless to say, yields are miniscule (1-2 bunches produced per vine). The wine is aged for a year and a half in old barrels (500-600 liter sized).


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Baga

A red grape that is mostly associated with central Portugal's Bairrada region, often made into rosé. Varietal wines made from Baga are generally dark and quite tannic: the best vintages produce truly age-worthy reds.

Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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