The Duckman wines express the true character of Bairrada’s indigenous varietals and its exceptional maritime influence. There are no indications of the region on the labels, done intentionally to demonstrate an acute sense of place and varietal typicity through minimal intervention in the cellar. Maria Pato, the daughter of Luis Pato, created this project because of her love of the region and varietals, so much so that she felt constrained by the standards of Bairrada wine making. Luis and Maria work from two main vineyards, Amoreira da Gândara which is composed of mostly sandy soils, and Óis do Bairro which is composed of mostly chalky-clay soils.
Duckman Nerd Duck is a red wine made by taking the juice of white grapes (95% Maria Gomes) and macerating them on the skins of very dark red Baga (5%) for 5 days. Is it a rose? A red? Something in between? What it is - delicious. The Duck knows what's best.airrada