Vadio Wines

Vadio Rexarte

Portugal, Bairrada


Vadio Rexarte

This Baga wine is from a family run winery with a sustainable philosophy that encompasses not only their vineyards, but their wider natural environment. Fresh red fruit, herbal notes of eucalyptus and camphor, bitter chocolate and sour cherry show great typicity. Enjoy with aubergine, miso, pan-seared gnocchi and tomato sauce.

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Preserving Tradition: The Birth of Vadio

Vadio is located in the village of Poutena in Bairrada, Portugal. It is a small family project founded in 2005 by winemaker Luís Patrão and his wife Eduarda Dias with the essential philosophy of conserving Bairrada’s traditional grape varieties and the production of authentic DOC Bairrada wines. This is a modest affair with three small but very distinct vineyards and an old warehouse that has been adapted in a very simple manner for the production of wine. The wines are presented in a very classic style that intends to respect the authenticity of the region and its character.

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In Vale do Forno, the 9.5ha vineyard site is divided into three unique blocks, each with its own geological, soil, and climatic conditions. This diversity allows the unlocking of the full oenological potential of Bairrada. Sustainable viticulture is employed incorporating organic and some biodynamic techniques to protect regional biodiversity. These practices imbue the wines with great authenticity and character.

Rexarte: Safeguarding Authenticity

Rexarte epitomises their mission to safeguard the unadulterated expression of their terroir. Produced only in exceptional years and in limited quantities - usually not exceeding 1,300 bottles - this wine originates from a 0.3ha hillside vineyard with a northern exposure and transitional sandy to limestone soil. Yields are generally low, allowing for wines of optimal concentration, complexity, and texture.

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Vinification is carried out in small vats, partially with whole bunches, hand-plunged and fermented with indigenous yeasts. After the alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine ages in used 500l French oak barrels and is bottled after one year to preserve the fruit's purity and the vineyard’s essence.


Deep ruby red, fresh bright nose which has predominantly red fruits that are ripe in style. The nose is herbal with hints of eucalyptus and camphor, bitter dark chocolate and sour cherry with good acid structure, fresh floral elements and a balanced finish. A well made wine showing lovely typicity of both region and grape.


Roasted veal sweetbreads with kohlrabi and honey and mustard dressing, pickled kohlrabi and a kohlrabi velouté would accompany this wine well. For a meat free alternative try aubergine with miso and honey, pan-seared gnocchi with tomato sauce basil and black olives.


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