Roriz

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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  • Next Station Douro 2015

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    Red blend that got acidic in the fridge as days went on. Caused light congestion. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Symington is an iconic name in wine. For over four generations the Symington ... ... Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, and Tinta Barocca, with the first three used the most. The production of port begins like any other wine. Grapes of the Douro battle low rainfall, high temperatures, grueling sun, and low-nutrient soil. After months of ... Read More

    From the article Drink Port for Warmth this Winter


  • These are not exactly bought...I give a bottle to each member of our wine club ... ... Touriga Naccional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca my favorite 3T combo.Lastly- (I know - I was stunned.true friends.)The Bodegas Muriell Carime Monastrell from Jumilla.  Muriell has only recently found it's way into my Spain wine buying efforts - several of the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Quinta de Cabriz Dao Colheita Seleccinada 2009

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    A pretty red in the glass. Red berry and plum, a little oak and spice with smooth tannins and good acidity, (9-12-2013)Update:Now torn and a little unbalanced it still shows primary fruit.Before - 87 pts. now NR - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Quinta de Cabriz Dao Colheita Seleccinada 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by effell


  • Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto 2012

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    More red berry fruit and plum, with a slight pepper influence. Good solid framing tannins and acidity give this a good aftertaste. Better than expected - drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto 2012

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    Wine review by effell


  • Magalhaes Vintage Porto 2000

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    I bought this bottle of port from the website ... franca and tinto roriz grapes although I do not know in what proportions Their 2000 vintage port was a limited production run of 5,390 bottles and mine is number 33..I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is a sweet wine and there is plenty of a plum and cherry style ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered 2008

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    Fonseca ports at this level are approachable earlier than most. This is ready now - Plenty of fruit, a little spice, effortless tannins and good acidity - a pleasure to drink. Hold or drink - 90 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage Unfiltered 2008

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    Wine review by effell


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