Learn about Baga — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Especially prominent in the Bairrada and Dão regions, this Portugese dark-skinned variety creates powerful red wines with great color, structure and finesse.
Tasting Notes for Baga
Baga is a full-bodied red wine with high tannin and acid levels making it capable to withstand some age; it is expressive of purple plum, black cherry, balck currant, dark chocolate, olive, violets and rose.
Perfect Food Pairings for Baga
Baga wines pair perfectly with pork shoulder, wild boar, roasted duck, barbecue beef ribs, grilled bok choy and goat cheeses.
Sommelier Secrets for Baga
Because of its ample acidity and striking color, Baga also makes a great rosé; much of it from the Bairrada ends up in this style.
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- Rhône Blends262
- Other Red Blends176
- Tuscan Blends53
- Cabernet Franc18
- Other Red Wine7
- Petite Sirah6
Niepoort Drink Me Nat’Cool (1 Liter) 2018Baga from Portugal
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Niepoort Drink Me Nat’Cool (1 Liter) 2020Baga from Portugal
Niepoort Drink Me Nat’Cool (1 Liter) 2017Baga from Portugal