João Pato Duckman 'Quaaq Quaaq' 2020
The Duckman character is an homage to João Pato, winemaker Mariana Patos grandfather. João Pato is the man behind the Pato winemaking history and his son (Mariana Pato's father, Luis Pato) is also a notable winemaker in the region.
Aside from a somewhat confusing family history, what Mariana brings with the Duckman wines is innovation and experimentation which sits on a foundation of experience set by her father and grandfather (there's also Filipa Pato, Marianas older sister). It's a family affair.
Quaaq Quaaq opens up with a nuttiness on the nose, somewhat reminiscent of a Jura style wine (this is a result of spending 6 months on lees). The wine is then ages in a mixture of cask and stainles steel for 6 months.
After a bit of time to open up you get hit with a pretty unique freshness. Lemon pith, cucumber and a slight heral finish. Nicely balanced acidity with a little bit of body. Unfiltered and unfined, this wine definitely speaks to natural wine drinkers that are after something a bit different but still want quality winemaking.
- Certified Sustainable
- Bairrada, Portugal
25% Bical, 25% Cerceal, 25% Maria Gomes, 25% Sercialinho