Vinification : Traditional Douro "Palhete" or "Clarete"; somewhere between a rose and a bright red. Made entirely from 80 year old vines planted on 2 hectares of slate and granite. Natural and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: It is very pure, with delicate, juicy red fruits; Raspberry and sour cherry with a touch of fresh pepper. In the mouth it is refreshing and crisp, with a strong mineral character, almost salty and iodine.
Pet Nat is an abbreviation - the whole name is "Pétillant Naturel", which is French for "natural sparkling wine". Pet Nat just sounds cooler!
Serve fresh, preferably between 8 - 10 °C.
An elegant wine to enjoy on warm summer days. Solo or as an accompaniment to delicious dishes.
Winemaking: Tiago Sampaios pétillant naturel is a natural sparkling wine made using the ancient method (Ancestrale) as it was before the discovery of bottle fermentation in Champagne. The wine is bottled during fermentation without the addition of yeast or sugar.
Grape Varieties: This field blend contains over 25 native Portuguese varietals with nearly equal amounts of red and white grapes. This ancient tradition is mostly only maintained in Portugal and is called "Field Blend".
A field blend is the remnant of an old winemaking tradition: in the past, the vineyards were not planted according to variety, but with different white and red grapes. When the time came, everything was harvested and fermented together.
The Uivo Renegado is a field blend of more than 25 different autochthonous grape varieties - 50% red and 50% white. The red ones include Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Sousão, Bastardo, Tinta Barocca, Tinta Francisca and Tinto Cão, while the white ones include Rabigato, Malvasia Fina, Alvarinho, Gouveio, Verdelho, Esgana Cão and Viosinho.
The vineyards are over 80 years old and no longer produce much, but the quality is particularly good.