Luis Pato Vinho Regional Beiras Pato Rebel 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual red Portuguese wine that
has a lot going for it.

Producer/Winery: Luis Pato; Anadia, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Baga blend – 90% Baga, 9% Touriga Nacional and 1% Bical.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vinho Regional Beiras; Beiras, Portugal.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $22.00 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled hotdogs, oven fries and coleslaw on the patio.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, very dark purple/ruby color with a lighter purple rim. Dark fruit, sweet spices and a touch of leather in the aroma. Fairly smooth entry, rustic, bone dry and intense mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 60-grit texture. Blackberry, tart current, juicy raspberry and hints of an unusual mineral flavor. Plenty of bright acidity, firm tannins and a medium length tannin dominated fruit finish. This was powerful wine that was much more about mouthfeel than flavor. It was also unusual to be such a BOLD wine and still be so approachable. When we first had this at the Undercurrent Wine Dinner it was paired with braised beef, boiled potatoes and rosemary crostini that was a great combination and purchased a bottle. At home the pairing was pretty insignificant and we drilled down to really dissect the wine and in the end called it an unusual red Portuguese wine that has a lot going for it.

Luis Pato at the Undercurrent Restaurant wine dinner
Photo from TastedOnline.
Comments: Learn more about Luis Pato and his wines.

See our reviews of other Luis Pato wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 40mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 5 601743 552945

Imported by: Artisan Vines Distributing Corp.; Atlanta, Georgia.