Fitapreta Baga Ao Sol

Charismatic and famous for its freshness and rusticity the grape Baga is the symbol of both a style of wine and an entire wine region. This "Baga Alentejano", on the other hand, tests the grape further south, where schist soils, sun and heat allow a different level of maturation. The result? Baga like we have never tasted before, remaining true to its identity.

What makes this wine unique?

Baga a typical Bairrada varietal planted in Alentejo. This wine is 100% unoaked.

Rating history

2015 92WA

Grape

100% Baga. Vines planted in rocky schist soil at 350 m (1,148 ft) elevation.

Pairing Suggestions

Lamb and game dishes, where the freshness of the Baga enhances the flavors.

Vinification and ageing

Small plots of vines growing on sub-zones of infertile rocky schist soils, which naturally produce low yields of concentrated healthy fruit characterized by deep aromatic intensity. After prolonged monitoring, the bunches are selectively handpicked into small boxes at the peak of tannin ripeness. All bunches entering the winery are passed over a sorting table and subjected to intensive quality control.The grapes are gently crushed and moved by gravity into temperature regulated vats. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occur naturally with no inoculation.

Production

615 cs (6 pk)

Location, Soil, Climate

The climate is typical Continental Mediterranean, where the days are hot and dry and nights are cold.

Tasting notes

Bursting with flavor—I'll bet you didn't know Baga could have that much flavor—this has exuberant fruit, silky texture and a crisp, lingering finish. It's simply delicious. -- Mark Squires

Alcohol Content

14.0%

UPC Code

5600301740572