BAGA is another common red grape variety in Portugal, particularly in Bairrada region.  Grape’s name translates to “berry” from Portuguese. Baga historically was suited to produce inexpensive, bulk wines. This was until modern winemaking methods came to the region in the 1980s.

Today BAGA grape is valued due to its aromatic features, as well as complex structure, long term aging possibilities.  Wine from Baga grape has notes of red cherry and berries, spring plum, red flowers, tobacco, and coffee beans. The grape’s acidy leads to quality sparkling wine production, and it is often proclaimed as the best in Portugal. Furthermore the best Bagas today are vinified as varietal wines.

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