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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  • Casa Ferreirinha Esteva 2013

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by WillMartin


  • Dourosa Douro 2012

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    Binny's 4/2015. Portugal, except for Ronaldo, I like everything about this country. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Quinta Do Portal Reserva Douro Portugal 2008

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    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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    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Quinta de la Rosa Red Blend Douro 2009

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    wheres the 2011?? Snooth?How about a mobile Version? Read More

    Wine review by CalKid


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  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Douro 2011

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    I liked it. Great price point. 92 rating-WS. A little lighter in body than I am used to drinking, but nonetheless respectable. Would buy again. Well balanced. Somewhat dry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Douro 2011

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    Pretty red color in the glass. Fairly modest nosesome berry, some nuttiness. Not offensive at all on introduction to the palate. Again, only a hint of berry fruit flavor. A bit of tarry bitterness around the edge of the tongue. A very lean and angular wine. Negligible tannin. Mid-to-light on the acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Feist Tawny Port None

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    Fine for cooking. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


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