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FP Branco by Filipa Pato

The Experience

Drink When...
Planning a rebellion
Listen To...
To the force
Think About...
Think carefully you must
Drink With...
Like Jabba

The Oddbins Take

Luis Pato is one of Portugal’s leading winemakers. Comparing him to Darth Vader seems cruel, but the force is very strong with his offspring. His daughter, the rebellious Princess Filipa Pato produces the FP Branco using Bical and Arinto (indigenous Portuguese grape varieties, not moons of Tatooine). It cuts a line as clean as a lightsaber and explodes on the palate like a proton torpedo in a Death Star exhaust vent. Please note Filipa isn’t an actual princess and has no affiliation with George Lucas. However, judging by this wine she’ll soon become as legendary as Star Wars.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Portugal
Region
Beiras
Classification
Vinho Regional Beiras
Vintage
2013
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
6 g/l
12.5%
Alcohol Units
9.5

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The Style

Grape
arinto (50%), Bical (50%)
Character
Crisp, Fresh, Perfumed
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Jane MacQuitty in The Times, 14/2/15: "An unusual, 50-50 arinto and bical blend, whose exotic, smoky scent and peachy finish make it a winter white gem."

Jane Parkinson in Stylist magazine, 17/3/15: "This gorgeous dry white is from Portugal,where salt cod is a staple ingredient. Its crisp apple flavour compliments deep-fried food and horseradish while its nuttiness works one-on-one with the hazlenuts and salt cod."

Henry Jefferies in The Lady, 24/7/15: "Such a lovely smell of lemons, and herbs. Initially it tastes just fresh and neutral but there's a creaminess and depth here that come out with food."

Filipa Pato has a small space for her winery at the back of her father's winery (Luis Pato) where she has made wine since her first vintage in 2001. Filipa’s philosophy is “authentic wines without makeup”; by this she means no new oak, no oak chips and no concentrators or acid additions. She wants the terroir of the wine to show as clearly as possible.
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