Baga (grape variety)

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Art Grape vine ( Vitis vinifera subsp. Vinifera )
origin Portugal
VIVC no. 885
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'Baga' is a red wine variety that is mainly grown in the Bairrada in Portugal , where it accounts for over 90% of the total. In the 1990s, a planted vineyard area of ​​11,859 hectares was raised.

Descent, origin

Is an old autochthonous variety from Portugal.

Ampelographic features

  • The tip of the shoot is very woolly to tomentose and has reddish edges.
  • The young leaves are faintly five-lobed, light green and slightly blistered. The leaves are large, five-lobed with a broad central lobe, dark green and have an open to slightly touching V-shaped stem. The underside of the leaf is hairy and lightly rust-colored. The leaf margin is weakly serrated.
  • The grape is medium to large, conical, very compact with a short stem. The berries are small to medium-sized, oval and have a thick berry skin. The berries are colored blue and are lightly scented. The berry flesh is bright red and very juicy.

Maturity : late


The variety is very productive and robust. It does not place high demands on the soil and should be planted in appropriate locations because of its late ripeness. Then there is also a good color yield. it has a low susceptibility to oidium and botrytis.


The wine is extremely rich in tannins and, as a young wine, is occasionally plump and strict to aggressive. The wines are only ready to drink after a long period of storage and are then full, strong, acidic, delicately fruity with sometimes pronounced cassis notes. Wines made from pure varietals have a purple-red color, are long-lived and have good development potential.


Baga De Louro, Bagrina Crvena, Baguinha, Bairrada, Bairrado Tinta, Baya, Carrasquenho, Carrega Burros, Goncalveira, Morete, Moreto, Paga Divida, Paga Dividas, Poeirinha, Poeirinho, Povolide, Preiinho, Pretinho 'Rifete, Prifete Rifete , Tinta Bairrada, Tinta Bairradina, Tinta Da Bairrada, Tinta De Baga, Tinta Fina

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Hans Ambrosi , Bernd HE Hill, Erika Maul, Ernst H. Rühl, Joachim Schmid, Fritz Schumann: Farbatlas Rebsorten , 3rd edition, Eugen Ulmer, 2011, ISBN 978-3-8001-5957-4 .