Folias de Baco, Uivo Pt Nat Curtido, Douro, Portugal
We love a Pet Nat and this is an all round favourite. Tiago Sampaio farms in the Douro Valley, the home of Port and a very traditional area. However he's doing things a little bit differently. Rather than farming near the river he is growing at high altitude which helps slow down ripening, increase complexity and maintain freshness in the wines. He’s also growing on different soils, with his vines growing in a shist / clay / granite mix in contrast to the more usual shist / slate soils further down the hill.
This wine fermeneted for 6 days on skins, then pressed and bottled to complete the fermentation as per the pet nat / ancetstral method. Unfined, unfiltered, undisgorged.
Country - Portugal
Region - Douro
Variety - Moscatel Galego
Wine Style - Sparkling Wine
Farming - Organic
No added sulphites