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Quinta de Baixo - Vinhos de Bairrada, S.A.
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Rotwein 2016 Bairrada DOC Baga "Poeirinho", Beiras, Portugal

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Price: 37.00 €
Organic labeling: Biodynamic wine, Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Baga 100%
Registration number: #QB-L1909

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 8 April, 2020
DOC area in the west of the Portuguese region of Beiras near the Atlantic coast. It is an ancient wine-growing area, in the 14th and 15th centuries a third of the area was used for viticulture. At the beginning of the 18th century, the dark and tannin-rich red wines were very popular in England and were also issued as port wine (from the Douro area north of it) or blended with it. In 1756, when the limits for port wine were set, the then Portuguese Prime Minister Marquês de Pombal (1699-1782) ordered the uprooting of the Bairrada vineyards to protect port wine. In 1908, the government eliminated the area from the list of wine...

Region in the north of Portugal with the three landscapes Beira Alta, Beira Baxa and Beira Litoral. Also classified as Vinho Regional (VR), the area stretches from the border of Spain in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Viticulture has an ancient tradition here, cultivated in the early Middle Ages by the Benedictine and Cistercian orders in the numerous monasteries. Within the large area are the Bairrada, Beira Interior, Dão, Encostas da Aire (IPR, a small part of which is in the region of Extremadura), Lafões and Távora-Varosa....

In ancient times, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans brought vines to the Iberian peninsula. Under the long Moorish rule from the 8th to the 12th century, viticulture stagnated but did not come to a complete standstill despite the ban on alcohol. As in many other countries, the Roman Catholic monastic order of the Cistercians had a decisive influence on viticulture; in the 12th century they founded 18 monasteries in Portugal. King Dinis (1279-1325) promoted agriculture and viticulture on such a large scale that the proceeds were used to build up a merchant fleet, thus creating the basis for Portugal's rise to become a world power. He was...

The red grape variety originates from Portugal; the profane name simply means "berry". Synonyms are Baga de Louro, Bagrina Crvena, Baguinha, Bairrada, Bairrado Tinta, Baya, Carrasquenho, Carrega Burros, Goncalveira, Morete, Moreto, Paga Divida, Poeirinha, Poeirinho, Povolide, Pretinho, Preto Rifete, Rifete, Rosete, Tinta Bairrada, Tinta Bairradina, Tinta da Bairrada, Tinta de Baga, Tinta Fina, Tinto de Bairrado and Tinta Fina. It should not be confused with the Camarate (Moreto), Moreto do Alentejo or Pedral varieties, despite the synonyms or morphological similarities that indicate this. The...

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