Bastardo Wine - A French Delight
This section presents red beverages from the Crimea region and beyond. The famous Bastardo wine will add a French touch to your evening and complement your dishes. Service Vi.Wine
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The primary production of this wine is in France, where it is called Trousseau. The name "Bastardo" is used for wines from Russia and some other countries. Other countries that produce Bastardo wine include Portugal, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Australia, and the United States. The production is based on high-strength blended wines, including madera. In Portugal, this variety is also used to make port. Bastardo grapes are very difficult for wine production because the berries are very small and contain a lot of sugars and tannins. Therefore, the higher the quality of this wine, the more expensive it is.
Bastardo wine has a full, dense, fragrant, and rich taste with a bright and rich color, a strong smell of fruit, and notes of rose hips, black currant, cherry, blackberry, mulberry, blueberry, flowers, and chocolate. The taste is harmonious and reveals gradually, with hints of spicy notes, slight acidity, and a tone of black pepper. The aftertaste is tart with faint mineral and woody notes. B. Magarachsky has a taste of cherries and a pronounced spicy flavor, with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom. It gives off a smoky note with a slight smell of smoking and may be disclosed by the smell of cherry tree resin. The tartness is balanced and is often blended to reduce the sweetness. It ages well in the bottle.
Bastardo wine pairs well with meat dishes, game dishes, spicy sausages, pates, and other meat snacks, as well as with mushroom dishes, grilled eggplant, and aged hard cheeses. It can also be paired with rich, colorful desserts and ice cream. It should be refrigerated to 12°C-13°C and served in tall glasses with a wide bowl and a large volume.
Bastardo is a red grape variety that is very old and very capricious. Although it originated from France, the Portuguese consider it their own. The grape has other synonymous names such as Trusso, Trousseau Noir, Merenzao, Bastardinho, Maria, and Bolonio. Most of these grapes are grown in France, in the smallest wine-producing region of Jura, where it is called Trousseau. The berries contain a lot of sugar and do not tolerate frost, making the grapes very difficult to grow. However, its descendant B. Magarachsky is grown in Crimea and post-Soviet countries. It is a hardy and productive variety.