Have You Had Dinamica Baga Wine from Portugal?
If you have been following the rise in popularity of Portuguese wines, then you need to try Filipa Pato Dinamica wine. This wine is made from Baga grapes, native to Portugual, in the Bairrada Appellation. The wine has a medium purple color and boasts vibrant red fruit aromas with a hint of herbal note and rustic mouthfeel.
With balancing acidity, and rounded supple tannins on the finish, Dinamica wine is pleasant, and food friendly. Let it breathe for a bit to allow the aromas to get deeper and more complex.
Planted on limestone-clay soils, where the cooler breeze from the Atlantic Ocean moderates the climate. Dinamica is an authentic wine and terroir-driven, just like label says: “wine with no makeup.”
What is Baga Grape?
Baga is a thin-skinned, late ripening red grape variety, native to Dão and Bairrada regions of Portugal. It’s a challenging grape that requires winemakers to harvest at just the right moment of ripeness before the rain falls in September. Revived in recent decades by renowned winemaker, Luis Pato, this grape is getting the attention of Portuguese wine lovers. The name Baga means ‘berry’ in Portuguese—the name of the grape maybe straightforward, but the wine is vibrant and delightful.
How to Pair Dinamica Wine?
Try it with game, lamb roast, grilled chicken, pizza and tomato-based sauces.
Serve at 18°C/65°F
Where to Buy Filipa Pato Dinamica Wine?
Find at Draeger’s Market, Danville CA
Average price $19
Who is Filipa Pato?
Filipa Pato, is the daughter of the renowned Portuguese winemaker, Louis Pato, who was among the first and finest winemakers to produce and label wines under the Bairrada DOC. Filipa branched out on her own in 2001 to produce traditional wines in Bairrada. It was made clear that Filipa’s winemaking philosophy is manifested in Biodynamic farming and minimum intervention and reviving the local grapes. Filipa’s wines express the soil and grape variety, fulfilling her statement, as seen on the label, that her wines are authentic and “wear no makeup.”
Focusing on Portuguese indigenous grapes only, Filipa and her husband, William Wouters, create terroir-driven wines that show elegance and unique character.