Currently under threat of extinction.
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.
-Bastardo is also used to make full-bodied red table wines in Dao, Portugal.– Description from Craig Donofrio
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