Caves do Solar de São Domingos, Bairrada Reserva, Portugal 2016
40% Baga, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz
FIRM PRUNE, WALNUT & LEATHER, SMOKE & EARTH
Baga, a sturdy black grape with firm tannins and the ability to age, perhaps hasn’t found its way onto the radar of the average American wine lover, but it’s nevertheless an outstanding native Iberian grape. Complex yet rustic, it has an untamed, earthy disposition, possessing an elegance that only comes with maturity. This wine offers an ideal introduction to the grape and its northern Portuguese homeland, Bairrada.
Serving Suggestions: Marbled skirt steak & broiled potatoes w/ parsley & chives. Burritos w/ black beans, puréed sweet potato, cilantro, & sour cream.