Baga


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Even though a large proportion of Baga is used in Portugal’s leading value wine, Mateus Rosé, the grape can produce age-worthy reds and complex sparkling rosé.

Primary Flavors

  • Blackberry
  • Black Currant
  • Dried Cherry
  • Cocoa
  • Tar

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

High Tannins

High Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

A rich red that deserves fatty, spiced and roasted meats to complement it’s sometimes robust, gravelly or tar-like flavors.

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