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2015 Licoroso Filipa Pato Espírito de Baga Uma Saga 50cl

ID: 9130116
€27.00
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Description
The saga starts centuries ago. After years of quarrels between the French and the English, the latter needed to find an alternative for French wines. This they found in Portugal. To make sure the wine didn't deteriorate during the journey to Britain, they treated it with a hefty dose of brandy. Like our ancestors in Bairrada, and being proud of the pure richness of the Baga grape, we use brandy of Baga wine. Once picked, the Baga grapes are piled into a wide wooden lagar ,introduced in Roman times. We crush the grapes by feet. The human foot exerts just the right pressure on the grapes: enough to extract colour and tannin, but not enough to break the bitter pips. When we have the alcohol level we want to achieve, the wine is run off the skins. We fortify with our illustrious brandy of Baga wine, which stops the fermentation and leaves the residual sweetness in the wine. The Espirito, or Spirit, as you now know why, is bottled after two years of aging in authentic old barrels called pipas. In the bottle it can age for 15 years or more. It will soften into a delicious, slightly sweet and perfumed wine with the most delicious blend of blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry and damson fruits, a tobacco or herby spice and a peppery heart. It will be a great match with all hard cheeses, blue cheeses and desserts with red fruits and dark noble chocolates. Enjoy it by preference decanted and at 10 – 12 °C and let the spirit of Baga come over you again and again and again...
Characteristics
Filipa Pato
Producer

Filipa Pato

Fortified Wine
Type of fortified wine

Fortified Wine

Portugal
Country

Portugal

18
Alcohol Content

18

50cl
Volume

50cl

10-14ºC
Serve at

10-14ºC