In Portugal there's very few places where soils have high pH (basic soils). Most of them are situated in Bairrada, where Baga varietal has dominated throughout the ages the wine landscape.
Bairrada is part of the Beiras region, which is divided into 3 sub-regions. It is in Coastal Beira, on the Atlantic Ocean that lies Bairrada and in which there are few highs, leaving most of the region at a low altitude, resulting in heavy rain during the autumn and winter months and and coolness during the vegetative growth of the vines.
The proximity of the seafront, the shallow calcareous soils of high pH promote a very distinct character to remarkable wines. Both still and sparkling wines produced here have a very good and balanced acidity. This, combined with the Baga grape, makes this region one of which that delivers wines with great elegance, medium and lower body, with fine tannins and fresh finish.