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Tinta Barroca

Tinta Barroca is a dark-skinned Portuguese grape variety that has natural high sugar level.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Tinta Barroca is known for its dark, inky colour. It is also known for its fruity aromas, with notes of red fruits, cherries, and plums. On the palate, it has a medium-bodied texture and structure, with tannins that are well-balanced and noticeable. It also has a soft finish with a hint of spice.

Fresh Tinta Barroca grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Tinta Barroca is mainly grown in the Douro Valley in Portugal, where it has been grown for centuries. It is also found in other areas of Portugal, such as the Alentejo region and the Dão region. Tinta Barroca has high sugar level naturally, hence it can produce high potential alcohol level wine. This is extremely helpful when it comes to fortified wine production. Tinta Barroca is often blended with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz to make Port wine. The success of Tinta Barroca can be largely attributed to the Portuguese love for intricate blends. Tinta Barroca is not well known for producing exceptional single-variety wines. There are only a few producers worldwide that create Tinta Barroca wines, most of them in South Africa. In the Western Cape region, Tinta Barroca has become a signature style, known for its intense, extremely ripe, high-alcohol content. Tinta Barroca pairs well with a variety of dishes, such as grilled meats, stews, and cheeses. It also goes well with chicken, pork, and fish dishes.

Foods to pair with Tinta Barroca:

Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Salad
Fun Fact about Tinta Barroca
Tinta Barroca is known for its dark colour and high tannin content, which makes it an ideal grape variety for ageing. Its wines can last for decades.

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