Luis Pato, one of Portugal’s most inventive winemakers, issues this joyous, convivial espumante (sparking) wine from a blend of Maria Gomes (90%) and Sercialinho. Reflecting a lemon oil hue in the glass, Pato’s Maria Gomes bruto casts fascinating scents of green pineapple, pomelo, tarragon, savory herbs, and sandy minerals. Fresh and invigorating on the palate, Pato’s bruto juxtaposes a kernel of fresh tropical fruit with bristling acidity and a luxurious, mouth-filling mousse. Crafted in the laborious and expensive methode champenoise, Pato’s bruto punches way above its price class and is an absolute joy to drink. Don’t miss this wine!