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Baga (Portugal)

Baga is a red wine grape from the Beira Litoral province of Portugal.

Typical Flavors


Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum
Licorice
Licorice

Violets
Violets
Thyme
Thyme
Pepper
Pepper
Gravel
Gravel

Oak Added Flavors

Barrel
Barrel
Vanilla
Vanilla
Coffee
Coffee
Tobacco
Tobacco

Black Cherry, Blackberry and Plum are typical Baga flavors.

Oak added Flavors: Vanilla, Coffee and Tobacco.

Profile

Baga has good acidity and smooth tannins:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Sausages
Sausages
Ham
Ham
Mushroom
Mushroom

Duck
Duck
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal

Baga is peppery and rich so it is excellent with Meat, Fowl and rich Veggie Dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat.
Sausages. Pepper Sauce. Hamburger.
Asian Marinated Dishes. Duck.
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Pork. Rich Suckling Pig. Pork Belly.
Game in Cherry Sauce. Rich Veggies.
Wild Rice Dishes. Mushroom Risotto.
Rich Poultry. Turkey. Roasted Duck.
BBQ. Spare Ribs. Mustard Sausages.

Cheese:
High Acid Cheese. Feta. Goat.
Manchego. Cheddar. Gouda (Smoked).

Spanish Specialities:
Tapas. Chorizo (Spicy Pork Sausage).
Paella (Rice dish with Rabbit, Chicken, or Duck).

Portuguese Specialities:
Roast Suckling Pig.
Bacalao with Potatoes.

If You Like Baga

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Zinfandel (USA)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

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