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Baga

The red grape variety comes from Portugal; the profane name simply means "berry". Synonyms are Baga de Louro, Bairrada, Bairrado Tinta, Baya, Carrasquenho, Carrega Burros, Goncalveira, Morete, Moreto, Paga Divida, Poeirinha, Poeirinho, Povolide, Pretinho, Tinta Bairrada, Tinta Bairradina, Tinta da Bairrada, Tinta de Baga, Tinta Fina and Tinto de Bairrado. Despite referring synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Camarate (Moreto) Moreto do Alentejo or Pedral be confused. The late ripening, productive vine is susceptible to Botrytis but resistant to real ones mildew, The wines can be extremely different from house wine to be top quality. This is why the spirits differ with this variety.

Baga - grape and leaf

Baga is mainly used in the DOC area Bairrada near the Atlantic coast and in the DOC area bordering on the east dão grown where there can be a lot of rain in autumn. That is why it is often difficult to achieve full ripeness. In the best case, this results in red wines rich in body, alcohol and tannins with diverse aromas of black plums, herbs, olives, Cassis and tobacco, However, there can just as well be light-colored, thin wines that are at best suitable for the production of rosé or sparkling wines. In the famous rose wine Mateus by the way, it is one of the most important varieties. In addition to the areas mentioned above, it is also further north in the port wine area Douro and in the region Beiras grown. The Portuguese acreage in 2010 was 4,108 hectares. It thus proves worldwide varieties ranking rank 123.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: By Wines of Portugal, CC BY 3.0 , Link

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