What am I: Tubarão Pet Nat
The Póvoa de Varzim fields yield a Pét-Nat gem, a blend led by Vinhão and Loureiro grapes. Crafted using ancestral sparkling wine techniques, it boasts gentle effervescence and vibrant acidity. Our debut dégorgement eliminates sediment from select bottles, offering a daring twist for adventurous palates. Masseiras, found in Estela, Navais, and Aguçadoura in Póvoa de Varzim, alongside Apúlia and Fão in Esposende, symbolize an exceptional agricultural approach. They involve crafting large, rectangular cavities in dunes. Vines along the cavities’ edges shield against Atlantic winds. Surprisingly, the central area contains fresh water, not saltwater. Despite vast cultivable space, ample water and sargassum fuel growth.These shallow caves create a controlled thermal haven, amplified by ‘valos’ and the vine barrier, creating greenhouse-like conditions. ‘Valos’ were manually constructed using excess sand in the 18th century by Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Tibães.Tubarão Pét-Nat hails from Atlantic sand soils, paying homage to a nearly forgotten, distinct agricultural legacy.