Luis Pato is a top Portuguese wine producer who has almost single-handedly carried the banner for his region against the iron grip of officialdom for the past 20 years. An innovator and pioneer making wines with class and drinkability, based on regional varieties. "Obsessive finessing of the unique red and white wines of Bairrada" FT Weekend Magazine - A Consumer`s Guide to the Continent 2004 - The 25 Best New Wine Producers. This wine is 90% Baga and 10% of Touriga Nacional and is aged in old used French casks and in some used American oak barrels.
"Here's a lipsmacking red of the first order. It comes from Luis Pato, a man sometimes known as the king of Bairrada, despite the fact that following a quarrel with the local authorities, none of his wines carry the Barraida DO. Perhaps he should be dubbed the king of Baga, for no-one else exercises such a deft hand with this potentially tricky, think-skinned grape. Here's his entry level Baga, matured in old casks and with a spoonful of Touriga Nacional to add further character. A spicy glassful of violet-scented cherries, it has wow factor with roast pork." 89 points, Simon Woods, Wine and Spirit Magazine, December 2006.