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Tinta Roriz

Tinta Roriz (also known as Tempranillo) is a versatile and widely planted red wine grape variety. Originating in Spain, it is grown in many wine regions around the world and is known for its rustic, earthy character and medium to full-bodied wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Tinta Roriz has a deep purple-red colour, with aromas of blackberries, cherries, and violets. On the palate, it has flavours of ripe blackberries, plums, spices, and a touch of oak. The wines tend to be full-bodied, with medium acidity and ripe tannins.

Fresh Tinta Roriz grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Tinta Roriz is mostly grown in Portugal, where it is known as Aragonez, and in Spain, where it is known as Tempranillo. It is also found in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Tinta Roriz is a vigorous grape variety that is relatively easy to grow. It can be grown in a variety of climates and soil types, and is resistant to disease and drought. The grapes are usually field-blened or blended with other grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. Tinta Roriz is used to make a wide range of wines, from light, fruity wines to powerful, full-bodied wines. In Portugal, it is used to make the famous Port wines, as well as still dry red wine or rosé wines. In Spain, it is used to make Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Priorat. Tinta Roriz is a versatile grape variety, and pairs well with a variety of foods. It is excellent with grilled meats, such as steak and lamb, and also pairs well with roasted vegetables, game, and stews.

Foods to pair with Tinta Roriz:

Pizza
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Tinta Roriz
Douro's first and one of the best still red wine is made mainly with Tinta Roriz.

Top Wines with Tinta Roriz

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W. & J. Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

W. & J. Graham's

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Casal Garcia Vinho Rosé

Casal Garcia

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Casal Garcia Vinho Rosé is a delightful Portuguese wine that offers a refreshing and vibrant experience. Produced in the Vinho Verde appellation, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the region's vineyards. The winemaking process involves carefully selected grapes, which are gently pressed to extract the desired flavors and aromas. The resulting wine is known for its light and crisp style, with a beautiful pale pink color. Casal Garcia Vinho Rosé is perfect for those seeking a lively and easy-drinking wine, with notes of red berries and a hint of floral undertones. It pairs wonderfully with light dishes, seafood, or can be enjoyed on its own as a refreshing aperitif.
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Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Douro region in Portugal. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine is a true representation of the region's rich winemaking heritage. The vineyards, nestled in the rugged terrain of the Douro Valley, benefit from the unique microclimate and diverse soil types, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process combines traditional methods with modern techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances tradition and innovation. Papa Figos Douro is known for its elegant style, with vibrant fruit flavors, well-integrated tannins, and a long, satisfying finish. It is a wine that truly captures the essence of the Douro region.
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Taylor's

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Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a premium fortified wine produced by Taylor's, a renowned winery in the Douro Valley of Portugal. The wine is made from a blend of high-quality grapes grown in the region's steep terraced vineyards, which benefit from the unique microclimate and soil conditions. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with a rich amber color and a bouquet of dried fruits, nuts, and spices. The wine has a smooth and velvety texture, with a balanced sweetness and acidity, making it a perfect accompaniment to desserts or cheese. Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a true masterpiece of Portuguese winemaking, showcasing the region's rich history and traditions.
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W. & J. Graham's

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W. & J. Graham's Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port is a delightful fortified wine that showcases the expertise of the renowned Graham's winery. Crafted in the Douro Valley, Portugal, this wine is made from a selection of the finest grapes grown in the region's vineyards. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including fermentation in granite lagares and aging in oak barrels. The result is a rich and full-bodied ruby port with luscious flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and spice. With its smooth and velvety texture, Six Grapes Reserve Ruby Port is perfect for savoring on its own or pairing with desserts and cheeses.
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