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Vadio

Vadio is situated in the village of Poutena in the Bairrada region of northcentral Portugal (on the Atlantic coast). It is a small, family project founded in 2005 by winemaker Luís Patrão whose vision is to recover the traditional grape varieties of the area and produce authentic DOC Bairrada wines. Vadio has three small totally distinct vineyards and an old warehouse that they have adapted into a simple production facility.


 

Vadio Branco Bairrada

Produced from vineyards planted in sandy and clay-limestone soils
Grapes: 60% Cercial & 40% Bical (high in acid)
Viniculture: The grapes are harvested in the morning, pressed with the whole bunch and vinified separately. The Cercial ferments in stainless steel tanks to maintain the vivacity of the aroma. The Bical ferments in barrels used to add complexity and untuosity to the final lot. Both age on the lees over 6 months.
Sustainability: organically farmed
Alcohol: 12.5%
Nose: Intense citrus notes — grapefruit & lime, accompanied by a slight note of salinity
Palate: Minerally, crisp apple, ripe citrus with a note of melon & spice
Pairing: Salt water & fresh fish dishes such as grilled cod or shrimp with lemon, shaved fennel & goat cheese on toast, summer grain salads

Vadio Branco Bairrada - Info Sheet
Vadio Branco Bairrada - Shelf Talker

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Vadio Baga Bairrada

Originating in several berry vineyards installed exclusively in clay-limestone soils, it expresses the Atlantic character of Bairrada wines and the typical texture of limestone berry.
Grapes: 100% Baga
Viniculture: Each portion of vines is harvested manually in different periods in order to reach the optimal point of maturation. In order to better express identity, fermentation is driven by indigenous yeasts and extraction is very smooth. Barrel aged for a minimum period of 18 months.
Sustainability: organically farmed
Alcohol: 12.5%
Nose: Complex aromas of local red berries, red currants and the characteristic freshness of Bairrada with a little note of well-integrated oak
Palate: Ripe, rich fruity flavors of red plum and rich berries. Good acidity balances the medium body. Finishes with polished tannins.
Pairing: Good acidity allows for pairings with rich dishes such as duck & pork belly. Would also be delicious with roasted pork loin and richer pasta dishes including those with mushrooms. Can handle spicier dishes well, too.

Vadio Baga Bairrada - Info Sheet
Vadio Baga Bairrada - Shelf Talker

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