Last semester my friend Julia and I popped open a bottle of Vadio Sparkling Wine. We also had Vadio red, 2009. Vadio is produced by her sister, Eduarda Dias. Vadio is from Bairrada, Portugal, and they produce white, red and sparkling.
What’s interesting about this wine is that it is made with Baga, a grape that is found primarily in Bairrada. However, it’s “related” to Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo.
I have not had a lot of Portuguese wine, so I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but I thought it was very good. And it’s fun when you drink wine where you know the producers!
You can read more about their wines here: http://www.vadio.pt/