Wine With a View is a big fan of the Baga grape. It is the prime red grape variety in Bairrada and its typical aromas range from forest fruits, plums to coffee and lead to a dark color. Baga matures easily with good sun exposure and produces dark wines with concentrated aromas that ages very well in the bottle.
At our Wine With a View trucks and also online, we feature the Aliança Sparkling Bruto and Rosé, which are some of the best examples of a sparkling Baga wine.
The Aliança caves were founded in 1927 and bought by the Bacalhoa vineyard in 2007. Francisco Antunes is the prize-winning enologist from the Aliança Caves, where our unique sparkling wine is produced. The Aliança bruto is exclusively made out of the Baga grape, the most traditional grape from the Bairrada region. It is fruity, complex and persistent, with a balanced acidity.
The Aliança Rosé is, too, an exclusively Baga production. This salmon-colored sparkling wine is fruity, light and fresh with a taste of strawberry and gooseberry.
The Bairrada region is an exceptional terroir with a great variety of indigenous grapes, making Bairrada wines, with their strong personality and unaffected flavor, unique in the world. Initially, Bairrada was known for its red wines, but over the past century, white wines and especially sparkling wines, in which Bairrada was pioneer in Portugal, have become very important.
What do Wine With a View, Luís Pato, Filipa Pato, Quinta das Bágeiras, Sidónio de Sousa, Quinta da Vacariça, Nierpoort and Palace Hotel of Buçaco have in common? Their love for the Baga grape. Altough very unique in their own way, the Baga Friends are united by the same passion: their admiration for the Baga grape, a red Portuguese wine grape variety planted in the Bairrada DOC.
Curious about the taste of a real Baga Sparkling wine from Bairrada? Check out our exclusive online offers!
Adapted from Público