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Baga

The red grape variety comes from Portugal; the mundane 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. It may, despite indicating synonyms or morphological Similarities do not match the varieties Camarate (Moreto) Moreto do Alentejo or Pedral be confused. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to Botrytis, but resistant to the real mildew, The wines can be extremely different from house wine to be top quality. That is why the spirits are different in this variety.

Baga - grape and leaf

Baga is mainly in the DOC area Bairrada near the Atlantic coast as well as in the eastern adjacent DOC area dão grown where there can be a lot of rain in autumn. That's why getting full grape maturity is often difficult. In the best case result body, alcohol and tannin-rich red wines with a variety of aromas of black plums, herbs, olives, Cassis and tobacco, But there may well be pale-colored, thin wines that are best suited for the production of rosé or sparkling wines. In the famous rosé wine Mateus Incidentally, it is one of the most important varieties. In addition to the above mentioned areas, it will be further north also in the port area Douro and in the region Beiras grown. The Portuguese acreage in 2010 was 4,108 hectares. It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 123.

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

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