Tiago Sampaio is the winemaker at Folias de Baco, a project started in 2007 inspired by his childhood spent with his grandfather in the vineyards. Located in the Alto Douro, in the sub-region of Cima-Corgo, his vines cling to schist and granite slopes at an altitude between 500-700m. Tiago works with native varieties like viosinho, rabigato, gouvelo, and pinot noir - a love learned while studying for his PhD in Oregon. This white is 100% rabigato, native to this tiny sub-region of the Douro, and whose name comes from ‘Rabo de Gato’ which means ‘cat’s tail’ - due its relatively small and long grape clusters. Minerally and bright, with clean, green -tinted acidity, this is a white to drink all year round - with or without food.