Teinturier is a dark-skinned variety which produces deep, rich red wines,

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Teinturier grapes produce very dark-coloured juice, which makes them ideal for producing dark wines. Aromas of blackberry and violets can be found in the wines made from these grapes. The taste profile is rich and intense, with flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant, and notes of licorice and pepper.

Fresh Teinturier grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Teinturier was originated from France, and currently only found in Portugal and South Africa. Teinturier has low vigour, it has small bunches of red-fleshed berries. In Portugal, Teinturier grapes are often blended with other grapes to add colour. It has a rustic note. Teinturier wines are a great match for rich, hearty dishes such as beef stew and lamb shanks. The intense flavours also pair well with game meats like venison, as well as aged cheeses.

Foods to pair with Teinturier:

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Fun Fact about Teinturier
Teinturier grapes were once thought to be a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape, as the two varieties share some similar characteristics. However, DNA testing has revealed that Teinturier is actually a distinct variety.

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