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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  • Douro Donzel Reserva By Vinhas da Ciderma 2004

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  • It’s rare to taste a wine that is over a century old. Rarer still is it ... it ... and full body. Tinta Roriz brings firm tannins and a note of cedar while Tinta Barroca is considered more floral and Tinta Cão can be added as well. These blending decisions are made by Natasha Bridge. She is Adrian’s wife and the daughter of Alistair Robertson... Read More

    From the article Tasting Scion: A Piece of History


  • Critterium Reserva da Familia 2008

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  • Critterium Reserva da Familia 2008

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  • Sandeman Founders Reserve Port Sandeman Foundrs Reserve NV

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  • Fonseca Ruby NV

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  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Douro 2007

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    A Douro 2007 Tinta Roriz ++, reasonable priced wine from Portual aged in French Oak. Somewhat acidic, dry Douro wine and somewhat tannic, with a spicy - plummy fragrance, kicking in at 14% alcohol. Rather nice for the price, 16.99 at the LCBO. Read More

    Wine review by VinChris


  • Churchill's Estate Douro 2007

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    I opened this on a significant day and I've already had 1/3 of the bottle, so ... ... in the blend is Tinta Roriz (30%), aka Tempranillo in Spain. Also, this CANDIED quality is characteristic of Tempranillo for me and makes me choke up a little at it deepness. The sweetness in the candied nose does not make for a sticky sweet taste, howeve... Read More

    Wine review by WineFueled


  • Real Companhia Velha Porca de Murca Red 2006

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    Nice if not pronounced nose with hints of black spice, herb, red fruit and a nice mineral tone. On the palate this is medium bodied with tough little tannins and succulent acidity supporting red and black fruit tones. The finish adds some spice and smoke notes but this really is at it's best with food. Works wonderfully with rustic pork dishes a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vintage Port Vau Sandeman Halbe 2000

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