The only classic variety of the Douro not indigenous to Portugal, Tinta Roriz is known in Spain, its birthplace, as Tempranillo. The name, from "temprana," or "early," refers to its trait of ripening early. Of the top varietals, Tinta Roriz is the most variable in in quality. High in vigor, moderate in productivity and highly resistant to heat and aridity, it grows best on hot, dry south-facing schist slopes, away from water, with shelter from wind. Such siting helps curb the vine’s vigor and also helps it avoid rot, to which it is susceptible. The Tinta Roriz produces thick-skinned, deeply-colored grapes not too high in acidity which yield masculine wines of firm tannic structure, excellent complexity and distinctive resiny fragrance. It constitutes 12.1% of plantings in the Douro Valley, the second most prevalent vine. Alternate Names: Tempranillo; Aragonez; possibly the Valdepeñas of California – Description from WineFueled

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  • Niepoort Port Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2009


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Andreza Reserva Vinho Tinto DOC Douro 2010


    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... production ] and 20% tinta roriz [known as tempranillo elsewhere ] It is aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it.It is a deep ruby red or purple colour and there is some fairly intense cherry style fruit.My overiding impre... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Another leftover auction bottle. 'Cabeca de Burro' (too much and you ... ... Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, and seemingly unnamed others. Reticent at first, opened after an hour. Still going strong second day. Have had similar drinking experiences heading south from Bordeaux. Rounded tannins, enough acid to maintain interest but ... Read More

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  • Vista de Régua Caráter 2013


    Fun and youthful purple color in the glass with an lightly herbal and fresh red cherry, red berry fruit aroma. Pronounced flavors of ripe cranberry, raspberry and cherry in the mouth with a touch of floral character as well, some licorice and tart acidity to keep the palate light and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal ... Touriga Franca, and Tinto Roriz which vinify into bold, full-bodied reds with lots of dark cherry flavors. The Doural Tinto is a fantastic, easy-drinking example of Douro wine. This blend of indigenous grapes is labelled simply as Vinho Regional Duriense, and has brig... Read More

    From the article Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal

  • Casa Ferreirinha Esteva 2013


    This restored my faith in Portuguese wine. A slightly dry finish. Red fruit attack but well blended. Somewhat floral. Full flavor, medium finish. Awesome price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Quinto Do Crasto Douro Red Portugal 2007


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    Wine review by WillMartin

  • Dourosa Douro 2012


    Binny's 4/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Quinta Do Portal Reserva Douro Portugal 2008


    Opens with lavender and an interesting cream cheese scent, then on to coffee and milk chocolate, and cranberry and earth. Dry, but with a full mouthfeel, soft tannins with a very long finish of leather, cedar, tobacco, oak, and plum. Quite a nice little number that becomes more and more complex as time passes. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Douro 2011


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    Wine review by sfquixote

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