Il Bastardo

Sangiovese di Toscana

Delicious. Smooth. (2019) — 5 months ago

Harrington Wines

Trousseau 2018

I was not that familiar with this varietal and so thought I would wiki for all interested: “Trousseau or Trousseau Noir, also known as Bastardo and Merenzao, is an old variety of red wine grape originating in eastern France. It is grown in small amounts in many parts of Western Europe; the largest plantations are today found in Portugal, where most famously it is used in port wine. It makes deep cherry red wines with high alcohol and high, sour candy acidity, and flavours of red berry fruits, often complemented - depending on production - by a jerky nose and an organic, mossy minerality.” — 10 months ago

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Freedom Blend Editie Limitata Bastardo Blend 2018

The blend with Saperavi makes it a very good wine, the best I tryed from Purcari. — 5 months ago

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2018

very confused 🙈 tasting.

black olives and black pepper screamed syrah. red fruit and jaminess called for granache. but medium + acidity added confusion.

i was gambling a south rhone blend but something felt very Spanish. 🧩

this is mostly mensia 🍇 with bastardo and granache tintorera.

medium + acidity
medium - tannins
medium + body

zippy fresh red fruit with some raspberry jam, black olives, black pepper and a bit of oak spices and green pepper on the side.

medium + 🎯

perfect bistro (or the Spanish equivalent term) wine.
paired lovely with roasted 🥔, veggie hot dogs and cabbage with tahini and feta style cheese.
worked great with the salty feta.

2 hours later it opened up nicely with tannins felt more and a silkier texture.

very hard to stop drinking it, slowly.
— 5 months ago

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Rombauer Vineyards

Solera Sierra Foothills Sousão Blend

Notes of raspberry and forest floor/pine needles on the nose. Fig and plum notes with a very smooth finish. — a year ago

Bodega Couto Mixto

Monterrei Red Blend 2018

Blend of Mencia, caiño and bastardo (aka merenzao or trousseau) from biodynamically farmed vineyards in Mandin (Monterrei, Galicia’s smallest and least known appellation). Whole-cluster fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Dark ruby color. Quite pleasant, slightly rustic nose with aromas of dark fruit, some herbal (eucalyptus?) and earthy notes. Fresh, quite dry on the palate, some cherry flavors, high acidity — 5 months ago

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Bojo do Luar

Deu Bode Barrete Vinhão Blend

Easy. Mellow, acidic, slight ferment. Good with dessert, or steak. Versatile — 6 months ago

Villa Krim

Special Selection Bastardo Pinot Noir 2018

Очень приятное вино. Легкое, фруктовое... — a year ago

Stolpman Vineyards

Combe Ballard Canyon Trousseau 2019

Only the 6th vintage of this exciting wine made of Trousseau grapes (aka Bastardo) which is for example used in port. Cloudy, viscous, rather dark color; pinot noir-like nose with added selleri, te leaves, and vanillin; red-fruity and sumptuous on the palate, great midpalate and finish, and with a kick from the respectable acid levels. Yes, it is light bodied and juicy; but Yes it is delicious. Best I can put it: a mix between a Julienas gamay, a NZ pinot noir, and a dash of cool aid. Had with Danish Vesterhavs-cheese, lomo iberico and green tomato marmelade. — a year ago

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John Howard

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Must try this one.
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Excellent @John Howard Hope you can find it.
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@Martin Bergo might order from the winery.