Winemaking: Organic, Natural Wine, The grapes are harvested by hand. Unfined and unfiltered.
From 20 year old vines planted to 1.5ha of chalky and sandy soils in a vineyards called Amoreira da Gândara and Óis do Bairro. The grapes are harvested in early September. Spontaneous fermentation lasts for three weeks in stainless steel with temperature control, which is completed in bottle. The wine spends the entire time on lees without stirring. Aged for six months and bottled in October, released February 2021.
Taste: A very fun and fresh white sparkling Pet Nat made with Red Baga and White Fernao Pires grapes. It has a nice light touch of vanilla and tart fruit notes with a mineral salinity finish.
JOAO PATO AKA DUCKMAN - The winemaker of Lucky Duck Pet Nat
A wine from the winemakers of Luis Pato´s 2nd daughter: Maria Pato
João Pato, the original, was born in 1920, died in 1986 and he reborn as Duckman in 2018! This brand represents the crossing from the past to the future, what we have received from the past and what we will leave for the future generations…
Maria comes from a winemaker family for many generations from bairrada / portugal . Her Father, Luis Pato well known as a famous winemaker and her older well-regarded sister Filipa Pato, she has a strong background.
Her answer of the identity of her region is her own ART - isanal wine project João Pato aka Duckman producing handcrafted wines in small editions made with indigenous homegrowing grapes and on a sustainable practices.
„Taking into account that art makes questions, we want to raise questions about what lies behind the industrialization of the wine, the natural wine movement and the extensive use of personal image in the wine business which takes out the soul of the creator… We’ve decided to create the duck face and to write a Manifesto with our intentions…“
I'm Duckman, born and raised in the Bairrada, Portugal, and I'm an happy soul. My origins are old and I keep an eye in the future. For a better world, these are my principles:
- I'm as wild as possible - I respect and love the earth created by God, full of clay and limestones to fantastic Jurassic fossils - I honor the heritage of my ancestors and the indigenous grapes - I make conscious use of biodynamic, organic or sustainable practices - I use electric cars charged by solar panels - I treat residual water from wine production - I use machines to help workers - I promote and sell abroad the essence of my land that is a non sustainable activity but I can't avoid - I eat what the earth provides fruit of our trees Behave wildly. Feel the unexpected!