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Trincadeira

Trincadeira, also known as Tinta Amarela, is a red wine grape variety commonly found in Portugal. Its wines feature intense aromas, full flavour, and medium to full body.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Trincadeira has medium-sized berries with a thick, dark blue-violet skin. Its juice is a light pink colour with a light aroma of red fruits and spice. Trincadeira produces wines with a deep purple colour with herbaceous, dark cherries and black tea aromas. it has a full body with ample tannins.

Fresh Trincadeira grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Trincadeira is mainly grown in the Douro, Dão and Alentejo regions of Portugal. It is also found in small amounts in other countries such as Spain, Italy and South Africa. Trincadeira is quite challenging to grow, because the grapes are susceptible to rot. gorous It is usually blended with other varieties, such as Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional, and Aragonez. It is also used to make varietal wines, which are typically aged in oak barrels. Trincadeira wines from the Alentejo region are typically full-bodied and tannic, with aromas of blackberry, spice, and earth. Wines from the Douro Valley produces wines with a softer tannin structure and more ripe fruit flavours. Trincadeira wines pair well with dishes such as lamb, beef, and game meats. They also pair well with mushroom-based dishes, and can be enjoyed with cheese and charcuterie.

Foods to pair with Trincadeira:

Deep fried
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Fun Fact about Trincadeira
Trincadeira is a Portuguese word that means “little thief”, which is thought to be a reference to the grape’s tendency to attract birds.

Top Wines with Trincadeira

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Esporão Reserva Tinto is a dark ruby-colored Portuguese blend of the classic Portuguese varietals Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, and Trincadeira. On the nose, it offers seductive aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry, and a hint of black pepper. On the palate, it has a medium body with smooth tannins and a balanced acidity. It is velvety, with flavors of blackberry and cherry, along with hints of spice and tobacco. The finish is long and lingering, with a hint of sweet oak, making it a perfect companion for grilled meats and hearty stews.
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Cartuxa Évora Colheita Tinto

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This Portuguese gem from the Alentejo region is an expression of the exuberant local terroir. The Cartuxa Évora Colheita Tinto is a blend of Aragonês, Trincadeira, Alicante Bouchet , and Alfrocheiro carefully cultivated and harvested from the estate's vineyards. The nose is full of ripe plum and blackberry aromas, with notes of cherry, black pepper and spice. The palate is full-bodied, with rich tannins, a juicy acidity and a long finish. Enjoy with roasted meats, game dishes and robust cheeses.
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Esporão Monte Velho Tinto

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Esporão Monte Velho Tinto is a robust and full-bodied red wine from Portugal. Its deep ruby color hints at the richness of its flavors. On the nose, aromas of ripe red and black fruit, as well as hints of vanilla, pepper, and cinnamon, are complemented by a touch of toasted oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and smooth, with flavors of sweet cherry, plum, and ripe blackberry. The finish is long and elegant, with lingering notes of spice and oak. Esporão Monte Velho Tinto is an excellent and complex wine that can be enjoyed with roast meats, grilled vegetables, and hard cheeses.
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Cartuxa EA Tinto

Cartuxa

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Cartuxa EA Tinto is a generously fruited red wine intended for everyday enjoyment. Hailing from Alentejo, this wine is crafted from indigenous Portuguese grapes grown in a warm climate. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, ensuring the focus remains on the fruit with the extraction of a supple structure. Cartuxa EA Tinto offers an enjoyable experience for wine enthusiasts who enjoy softer wine styles or who seek an introduction to Portuguese grapes.
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Esporão Pé Tinto

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Esporão Pé Tinto is a red wine produced by Esporão, a renowned winery in Portugal's Alentejo region. The wine is made from a blend of local grape varieties, including Aragonez, Trincadeira, and Alicante Bouschet, grown in the winery's vineyards that benefit from the region's warm climate and diverse soils. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and structure. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied red with a vibrant ruby color, offering aromas of ripe red fruits, spices, and a hint of vanilla. The wine's smooth tannins and balanced acidity make it a versatile pairing for a range of dishes, from grilled meats to hearty stews.
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