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Aqua Nat, Folias de Baco
Region: Douro, Portugal
Grapes: 20+ local varieties, all in a field blend across three parcels. Roughly 50/50 white & red.
Wine type: Sparkling
About: This is a sort of ‘zero-waste’ wine-derived product made from the marc (what is left over after pressing/ skins/stems/pulp) of his other wine ‘Renegado.’ This ‘waste’ product is blended with water and a little bit of fresh must of Alvarinho which acts as the natural ‘sugar’ that kicks off a refermentation. This is a great low ABV alternative or aperitif!