Pétillant Naturel "Uivo PT Nat" Branco, Folias de Baco
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Pétillant Naturel "Uivo PT Nat" Branco, Folias de Baco - 2021

Item # 44265 750mL

From a two hectare plot of vines planted on schist and granite soils. The grapes are hand-harvested, hand-sorted and then whole cluster pressed. The initial fermentation takes place in steel tanks with ambient yeasts and then is bottled to complete fermentation.

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


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Staff Pick Notes

There's something about this wine that I just can't get enough of. Perhaps it's the combo of tart green apple, citrus, and streak of salinity that beckon for me to take another sip. Maybe it's the juxtaposition of a white sparkling wine hailing from the heart of one of the world's most well known fortified wine regions. (I mean seriously, this could not be any more different than a ruby port.) Could it be that this checks all the boxes I want from an agricultural product? Hand harvested, organically grown fruit, wild yeast fermentation; a low-fi wine whose maker bridges tradition and innovation, with the knack for capturing a sense of place and none of the funky notes oft associated with natural wines in a bottle all at once. Yes to all of the above & I'll have another glass, please.

- BLR

Glossary

Arinto

A white grape variety grown in Portugal, known for producing wines with lots of juicy citrus acidity. When a component of Vinho Verde, it is called Pedernã.

Bical

Don't get the wrong idea, but the other name for Bical is Borrado das Moscas, which can most politely be translated as "fly droppings." It's not based on the aroma or taste of this pleasant white Portuguese variety, however (it's most likely a reference to the grapes' small size, or the tiny specks on the grape skins). Bical is grown in Bairrada and Dao, and is often added to sparkling wine blends, though there are a few varietals out there too.

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 style. Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most famous white wine. Literally translated as "green wine," it...

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