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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  • Assobio 2009

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    Not sure of the price but very drinkable. Nice body Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Quinta Das Carvalhas Tinto Douro 2011

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    P 'n' Ped. After a few minutes, though, obnoxious aroma blows off, leaving one of red berrry fruit. Initial taste is of red cherry--but not the "sweet" cherry taste that I get from a lot of CA PNs. Then there is acid as from stone fruit--think of a not-very sweet, but ripe peach. Some gravelly thing goin on in the back of the palate. Not th... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • While there are some tastings I do not look forward to each year, there are ... Nacional, Castelao, Tinta Roriz, Trincadeira Juicy and dark on the nose with aromas of moist tobacco, vanilla, a hint of dried fruit, some stemmy herbal notions with hints of old wood and blue plum skins. A bit rich on entry, this sorts itself out quickly in the mo... Read More

    From the article Portuguese Values Abound


  • Serrado Dao 2009

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    Imported by: Wine Enterprises NJTouriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz, Jaen A bit shy on the nose with dry, dusty aromas and spicy, herbal toned floral notes with a bit of a medicinal/ pencil lead character and deep, jammy, grapey base notes. Low in acid and dry in the mouth, this delivers some deep, chewy and slightly meaty flavors that a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Azul Portugal Douro 2008

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    Imported by: Iberia Wines & Spirits CtTouriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca Pretty floral aromas on the nose compete with some raw wood notes for ones attention. A touch soft in the mouth, though big, round and seamless, this is a chewy wine with earthy, bitter apple skin laced, dry fruit flavors that come off as both a ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vale Do Bomfim Douro Reserva 2011

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    Imported by: Premium Port Wines Inc SF50% Tinta Barroca, 20% Touriga Nacional, ... Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz Spicy and dark on the nose with hints of resin, raw meat, and lots of cracked pepper spice accenting the core of carob fruit. Soft, clean and pure in the mouth, this is not complex but has a great texture and subtle flavors that b... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dourosa Rosé Douro 2011

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    Imported by: Winesellers Ltd. IL35% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz A bit beefy on the nose with some herbs de provence notes and a nice base of dried cherry and blue plum fruit wrapped up in subtle oak shadings. Juicy, bright and a bit chewy in the mouth, just past medium bodied this remains transparent and bright on the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Niepoort Twisted Douro 2012

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    Imported by: Polaner Selections NYTouriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and others A bit candied on the nose with notes of cola, violet pastille and some gamy, leathery base notes laced around bright cherry and plum fruits. Soft, rich and easy going in the mouth,this is very well balanced with hints of coffee and wood spic... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Quinta Do Passadouro Passa 2011

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    Imported by: Winebow NY40% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Tinta Nacional A touch woody and slightly funky on the nose with a blend of chocolate, leather, and astringent red fruit aromas. Rich, smooth, low acid and polished in the mouth, this opens with some dry tannins covered in cherry and bitter chocolate flavors. the acidity is modest, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Grao Vasco Dao 2010

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    Imported by: Evaton Inc. Ct. A blend of unspecified percentages of Jaen, Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional Bright, floral and simple on the nose though with nice depth to the vinous orange rind and white floral aromas. Smooth on entry, a bit lean but with a touch of flesh sticking to the the taut acid driven and dusty tannin laced structure. the fru... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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