Wines of Vadio
A new producer in Portugal’s Bairrada region
Luis Patrao (above) is a young winemaker who works alongside David Bavestock at Herdade de Esporão in the Alentejo. He also makes his own wines from 3 ha of family vineyards in the Bairrada region, under the name Vadio. These are interesting wines.
Vadio Tinto 2006 Bairrada
Made in an open fermenter with foot treading, and then aged in old barrels from Esporão. Supple, fresh and cherryish with good acidity and some minerality. Really authentic and precise with no rough edges and beautiful fruit expression. Evolving really nicely. 91/100
Vadio Branco 2009 Barraida
A blend of Cercial (80%) and Arinto d’Anadia. Supple and lemony with attractive pure fruit. Crisp and light textured. Really appealing. 89/100