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Baga

Baga is a Portuguese grape variety that produces deeply colored and well-structured red wines. It is known for its intense aromas, robust tannins, and vibrant acidity.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Baga is a dark blue grape with thick skin. It is known for its intense aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, and plums. It has a taste profile that is full-bodied with robust tannins and vibrant acidity.

Fresh Baga grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Baga is grown primarily in the Bairrada, Portugal. It is also grown in other parts of Portugal such as the Beiras and Douro regions. Baga is a late ripening variety, and is usually harvested in late October. It prefers cooler climate with good drainage. The grapes are usually destemmed, crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wines are usually aged in oak barrels for a period of time to soften the tannin. The Bairrada region is known for producing the most classic style: full-bodied with lots of red and black furit, firmed tannin and refreshing acidity. The Douro region produces more fruity and aromatic wines with softer tannins. Baga wines pair well with rich and flavorful dishes such as grilled meats, stews, and game.

Foods to pair with Baga:

Beef
Game
Pasta
Sausage
Smoky
Salad
Fun Fact about Baga
Baga wines are known for their longevity and can age for, comfortably, two decades.

Top Wines with Baga

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Niepoort Nat Cool

Niepoort

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Niepoort Nat Cool is a refreshing and vibrant wine produced by the renowned Portuguese winemaker, Dirk Niepoort. The grapes are sourced from various vineyards in the Douro Valley, known for its steep slopes and schist soils. The winemaking process involves minimal intervention, with natural fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks. The result is a light-bodied and easy-drinking wine with bright acidity and flavors of citrus, green apple, and white flowers. The label features colorful and playful illustrations, reflecting the youthful and fun nature of the wine. Niepoort Nat Cool is perfect for casual occasions and pairs well with seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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Marquês de Marialva Baga Reserva

Marquês de Marialva

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Marquês de Marialva Baga Reserva is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Baga grape variety. Produced in the esteemed appellation of Bairrada, Portugal, this wine is crafted with meticulous attention to detail. The vineyard features a unique terroir, with its clay-limestone soils and Atlantic influence, resulting in grapes with exceptional character and complexity. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the finest grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The result is a wine with a rich and elegant style, characterized by its deep ruby color, intense aromas of dark fruits, and a velvety texture. Marquês de Marialva Baga Reserva is a true testament to the artistry and passion of the winemakers.
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Luis Pato Beiras Quinta do Moinho

Luis Pato

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Luis Pato Beiras Quinta do Moinho is a premium wine produced by the renowned Portuguese winemaker Luis Pato. The wine comes from the Beiras appellation, which is known for its unique terroir and diverse grape varieties. The vineyard features old vines that are carefully tended to by hand, resulting in high-quality grapes that are used to make this exceptional wine. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant blend of fruit and spice flavors, with a long and satisfying finish. Overall, Luis Pato Beiras Quinta do Moinho is a must-try for any wine enthusiast looking for a high-quality Portuguese wine with a unique character.
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Quinta de Baixo Poeirinho Baga

Quinta de Baixo

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Quinta de Baixo Poeirinho Baga is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Bairrada appellation in Portugal. Crafted with utmost care, this wine is produced by a renowned estate known for its commitment to quality. The vineyard features unique terroir, with its clay-limestone soils and Atlantic influence, resulting in grapes that possess exceptional character and complexity. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including extended maceration and aging in oak barrels, which contribute to the wine's rich and elegant profile. Quinta de Baixo Poeirinho Baga is a true expression of the region, offering a harmonious balance of fruit, structure, and finesse.
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Quinta de Foz de Arouce

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Quinta de Foz de Arouce Tinto is a captivating red wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the esteemed appellation of Foz de Arouce, this wine is crafted from grapes grown in a unique vineyard with exceptional features. The winemaking process is meticulous, resulting in a wine that exudes elegance and finesse. Quinta de Foz de Arouce Tinto offers a distinct style, characterized by its rich flavors, balanced acidity, and velvety texture. With its impressive pedigree and exceptional quality, this wine is sure to delight wine enthusiasts seeking a refined and memorable experience.
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