Bairrada Baga, Filipa Pato “Dinamico” 2021
Portugal is home to a plethora of indigenous red grape varieties and Baga is perhaps most poised for success of all of these. Naturally high in acidity, tannins, and yield, Baga has historically been a major component of Mateus and other bulk wines. Luis Pato was one of the first winemakers to champion the variety and focus on making quality expressions, and his daughter Filipa is now one of Portugal’s brightest stars. Her Dinamico bottling is engrossing aromatically (cherry, cumin, the campsite dew) and beguiling structurally, with fierce tannins mixed with an overall gentle nature. With global warming we’re probably going to see a whole lot more Portuguese varieties suited so warmth and drought planted elsewhere, so get on the Baga train now!
Must be 21 years old to purchase. ID is required at delivery or in-store pickup.