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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



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

– Description from Craig Donofrio

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  • OK, back to wine.Drinking an interesting red wine from the Cotes du Jura made ... from the trousseau grape (bastardo in Portugal).  This pours out a bit light red in the glass with a subtle earthy aroma mixed with ripe black cherry.  There's a good hit of acid carrying smooth, slightly drying tannins to a fairly long finish. The ripe black che... Read More

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  • Arbois Trousseau les Corvees Domaine de la Touraize 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a stall in South London's Borough ... Portugal,where it is called bastardo and used in port production.My bottle comes from a small family producer. I started it last night with my supper of chicken breast. There is some blackberry style fruit there but the taste was dominated by some very astringent t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Southern Harbor Bastardo 2017


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

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  • Drevniy Krym Bastardo Krymskoye 2017


    almost fresh juice in wine bottle... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Agora Bastardo 2017


    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

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  • 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

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  • Frederic Lornet Arbois Trousseau 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine from a mail-order company [ ... 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

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  • 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

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