95% Treixadura05% Loureira
Bitoku is a wine made with grapes grown in Carlos and Laura’s own farm. Therefore, they wanted to give it a name that represents its origin. Bitoku is the name of the Japanese carp that lives in the water basins of a traditional farm (similar to a small pond). It is the emblem of the wine and guardian of our lives. It means “virtues” in Japanese. The name also has a strong relationship to the seven virtues of Bushido (the philosophy of Samurai). For them, the virtues show the way that a winemaker has to follow, from the vineyard to the cellar.
“A Tapadas,” located in municipality of Puga in the DO Ribeiro. Estate vineyard owned by Carlos and Laura, planted with Treixadura, Godello, and Loureira (all white grape varieties).
Slate and clay
Vineyard size3 ha
18 hours of cold maceration. Fermentation with natural yeast in stainless steel tanks. In January and February, batonnage is done for a short period in order to increase contact between the wine and the fine lees.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringBottled with Small dose of SO2, no fining with chemical agents, filtering or correction.