Folias de Baco, Pet Nat Rosé
Dry and light as a feather just as you'd expect looking at the colour. Big strawberry bomb that finishes dry and slightly salty.
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Place: Douro, Portugal
Colour: Rosé Sparkling
Tiago Sampaio is the young winegrower and oenologist at Folias de Baco, the project he founded in 2007. However, a grandson of winegrowers in the Douro, we can say that it all started in his childhood. It was his grandfather's piggyback that he had his first contact with agriculture and the world of wines, learning to know a craft that was born of pure curiosity and child's play.
It was this incurable fascination that led him to study agriculture in Santo Tirso, continuing five years of university studies in Vila Real. Completing the course in agricultural engineering opened the door to the doctoral studies that followed, in Oregon, in Viticulture and Oenology. It was there that Tiago learned the most modern philosophies of wine production, without ever forgetting his roots in the cooler slopes of the Douro Valley, returning to start his own project with the old vineyards belonging to his family.
Since then, he has dreamed even higher, pushing the limits of his curiosity and developing his work in the area of sustainable viticulture and the production of natural wines. It is from this meeting between the winemaking traditions of the Douro - one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, a naturally preserved land, with rugged landscapes, sculpted by a temperamental river and the hard work of men - and its studies and research, which is born an irreverent and unique range of white, red, sparkling and sweet wines.