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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  • Woodbridge Portacinco Port 1999

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    First of all, this is a full 750 ml bottle, not a half bottle. As someone whos not a huge port fan, my first reaction was its not bad. But after a few more sips, it really grew on me. My cousin, whos an avid port fan, took a taste and said ooh, thats really good. I havent been back to GO since the wine sale, so I dont know if theres any left, bu... Read More

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  • Woodbridge Portacinco Port 1999

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  • Il Bastardo Sangiovese 2009

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    Wine review by blindboy


  • Conceito Bastardo 2009

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    Light orangey-red colour in the glass. The nose is . unique! Notes of figs, over baked light red fruit with a touch of beach air in the background. On the palate you get a wash of light tannins combined with high alcohol, with red currants and strawberries in the background. It definitely awakens the senses and gives you that by the seaside feel... Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures


  • Conceito Bastardo 2009

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    Orangey salmon and translucent. Very fragrant with a combination of flowers and fruit. Young strawberries, mint, lilac. Slighty fruity entrance with a bitter finish. Unable to make any pairing suggestions, perhaps a Portuguese wine lover may be able to help. Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures


  • Marchesi di Montecristo Nerello del Bastardo Vino da Tavola 2006

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  • Il Bastardo Sangiovese 2006

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  • Until recently the only "wine" that I've enjoyed was Arbor Mist blackberry Merlot.  Well a few weeks ago a fellow co-worker suggested to try a Moscato.  She personally tried the Barefoot brand, so I followed her suggestion and LOVED it.  Since then I've tried Easley's Raggae Red, which I also loved, and Barefoot Riesling, Barefoot White Zinfande... Read More

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  • Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana 2008

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    I recently discovered this wine at my local wine merchant, and it was a nice ... ... time I look at that fat bastardo I just crack u Read More

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  • Il Bastardo Sangiovese di Toscana 2003

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