Natural sparkling wine made using the traditional method, without disgorging and without the addition of sulphites.
The vineyards are located in the sub-region of Cima-Corgo (Alijó) at an average altitude of 600 m on slate and granite soils.
Introducing a delicious bottle of fizz that is basically a grown-up peach iced tea.
This refreshing Pet Nat is made with minimal intervention. The grapes come from vines planted on slate and granite soils. They are harvested by hand at the beginning of September and sorted in the vineyard.
After two weeks of maceration, fermentation takes place in stainless steel with local yeasts. The unfiltered wine is bottled in October.
Peach blossoms unfold on the nose, followed by wet river stones and unripe apricots on the palate. The cloudy appearance belies its unique taste.
The smooth mousse makes it approachable and interesting. The grapes are harvested by hand and left on the skins for two weeks. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel with native yeasts and the wine is bottled unfiltered and unfined.
Pale yellow and cloudy color. Very delicate bubbles. Lush aroma, full of ripe tropical fruits and wild flowers. Medium bodied, with a delicate and persistent acidity in the mouth.
A young and seductive wine, particularly suitable for the warm seasons. Serve chilled at a temperature between 6 and 8°C to enjoy alone on a hot summer day or with delicate fish, seafood and salads.
The wines of the "Uivo" series are produced by Tiago Sampaio at an average altitude of 600 meters above sea level in the high altitudes of the Douro Valley. The grapes grow on the family vineyards.
The entire manufacturing process is carefully monitored and controlled, mixing knowledge acquired over generations with new scientific developments. The result is complex wines, mysterious and seductive, of great gastronomic versatility.
Next time you travel to Porto, visit the Taberna Folias de Baco. It belongs to Tiago and the food and the wines are top notch.
Manufacturer's address: Folias de Baco, Tiago Sampaio, Rua António Cândido 7, 5070-029 Alijó, Portugal
Product: Uivo Pet Nat Curtido
Growing area: Douro, Portugal
Grape Varieties: 100% Moscatel Galego
Production: 6,600 bottles
Alcohol: 10% vol.
Ancient method, sparkling wine made with a single fermentation, without the addition of yeast or sugar.
The grapes are harvested in early September. Maceration of 2 weeks.
Bottled in October 2021.
This podcast is about Tiago Sampaio and his natural wines, but read for yourself:
Tiago Sampaio is a passionate and innovative winemaker who founded his own winery in Oregon in 2007 after completing his PhD. During his time in the US, he developed a deep admiration for Pinot Noir and upon his return to the Douro region of Portugal decided to plant this delicate and fresh Burgundian grape variety in 2001. This experience shaped his own style of winemaking.
Luckily, Tiago's family owned vineyards in the higher-altitude areas of Favaois, known for their production of aromatic Moscatel wines, which are traditionally offset for the DOC Moscatel do Douro. Tiago exploits these vineyards by growing his vines at altitudes of 500 to 700 meters. His vineyards are made up of a combination of old mixed hereditary vines and newly established plots where he is experimenting with varietals such as Alvarinho and Tinta Francisca.
In addition to his own winery, Tiago also works as a consultant at Aphros, a leading biodynamic producer of Vinho Verde wines. He is strongly committed to sustainable viticulture and the production of natural wines in the Douro region. Tiago has made a name for himself as an expert in Pet Nat wines, a style known for its natural and sparkling qualities. His dedication to pushing the boundaries and commitment to eco-friendly practices make him a respected figure in the winemaking world.