Bastardo

Currently under threat of extinction.

Grape: Bastardo

Color: Red

Synonyms: Trousseau

 

Main Regions: Portugal (Douro Valley, Madeira); France (Jura); California.

 

Description: Bastardo is a classic grape for Port production and is also used for red table wines in the Jura, France. It has high sugar levels when ripe and a tight structure wrapped with firm tannins.

 

Characteristics: Body: (Full);  Flavors & Smells Of: (Deep black cherry, red fruits, earth).

 

Wine Styles: Dry Red, Fortified.

 

Origin: Portugal

 

Notes:

-Bastardo is also used to make full-bodied red table wines in Dao, Portugal.

– Description from Craig Donofrio

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  • Southern Harbor Bastardo 2017

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    /Yuzhnaya Gavan'/ Best Russian bastardo so far. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Drevniy Krym Bastardo Krymskoye 2017

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    almost fresh juice in wine bottle... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Agora Bastardo 2017

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    it's an interesting wine in general, but it's overpriced for the quality. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will ... the hilarious varietal name Bastardo, and has also been used in Madeira wine. It likes heat and sunshine, but it’s unique in its tart, fresh, funky, sour red fruited appeal. These are not dense, viscous wines full of oak-influence and jammy fruit; think of them ... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • There's not a lot of Trousseau (Bastardo) panted in California, less than 10 acres, so these are kind of on the rare side. The Luchsingers in Lake County have an acre or so, The Fanucchi Vineyard in Fulton a couple, Wells Guthrie of Cooain has grafted over 6 acres of his estate bineyards and Tegan Passalacqua if Turley/Sandlands an acre in the B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Frederic Lornet Arbois Trousseau 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a mail-order company [www.confitdirect.co.uk ... Portugal where it is called bastardo and used in port wine. I started my bottle last night with my roast pork supper and I did enjoy it. It is a little bit pale in colour for a red wine. There is a strawberry,raspberry and cherry style fruit there and the tanni... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • "While I appreciate what they (Tegan, Duncan Arnot-Meyers) are trying to ... in Iberia came to be called Bastardo (thus my slashmark above). I first encountered it in Portugal when I was visiting various Port bodegas. Then in reds in Dao. *Then* back in Jura under the name Trousseau (and I wanted to ask where the 'portmanteau' grapes might be.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Am curious how the Trousseau/Bastardo drinks... Public results of the auction I posted about above. The Burgundy Bubble keeps on growing (although if it were a Bordeaux auction results likely would've been 100% sold)... HDH Achieves Outstanding Results at World’s Largest Commercial Burgundy AuctionHart Davis Hart Witnesses Passionate Global Dema... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Cyprus and Paphos vales, the smiling LovesMight leave with joy fair ... ... ... (Terrantez is sweet and Bastardo is on the dry side, but these grapes are quite rare). What this means is, you’ve got a Madeira for every occasion. Personally, I’m not a big fan of pairing sweet wine with dessert. I like Sercial with dinner (the char on a piece of... Read More

    From the article Madeira: Twenty Years on the Comeback Trail


  • Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Checkout Wine Bastardo at http://www.winebastardo.com/

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