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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  • Quinta de Ventozelo Douro DOC Reserva 2009

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    Very nice "typical" Douro blend...60% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz; dark purple, zingy acidity, moderate tanins, and very pleasant to drink by itself or with food that has substance...oak notes are restrained allowing the fruit to shine Read More

    Wine review by GrapeGuru


  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of ... of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cao, Tinta Amarella from the Dewitt vineyard Funky reduced nose Bright acids on entry, this is reduced on the palate as well. There appears to be a nice core of fruit hidden, and as this opens on the palate, lots of red ber... Read More

    From the article The "New" California


  • Forlorn Hope "Mil Amores" 2012

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    Mil adores is desteemed, because the grapes are crazy amount of tannin in the ... 5% Trincadeira, 30% Tinta Roriz, 15% Tinta Cao Intensely perfumed on the nose with pungent aromas of blue flowers, tobacco like crazy, a hint of passion fruit, spicy plummy fruit, honeysuckle, and orange peel all bursting from the glass. In the mouth this is brig... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Douro Tinto 2006

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    Nice enough Portugal red blend. Slightly sweet with ripe maraschino cherry, a bit of cranberry, nice acidity and a decent finish. Holding up very well for an '06. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Lavradores de Feitoria Tres Bagos Grande Escolha 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Lavradores de Feitoria Tres Bagos Grande Escolha 2009

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    Fields blinded from vines over 70 years old, then barrel selectedSmoky on the nose,this has that sweet dried fruits and spice and dried herb topped with, licorice notes typical of the region. In the mouth this is powerful but supple with late arriving acids and tannins adding structure and lending nice tension to the complex flavors of nuanced ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lavradores de Feitoria Meruge 2010

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    Tinto roriz 90% north facing, shooting for more elegance, less extraction,Smoky and complex on the nose which shows off grilled meats, peppery spice, fine subtle oak shadings, and black fruit on the complex and nuanced nose. Medium plus bodied and acid driven in the mouth, this is taut, and elegant on the palate, with, great transparent red frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Tinto 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Lavradores de Feitoria Douro Tinto 2012

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    Younger vineyards, no oak,Dusty, inky, and briary on the slightly root veg styled nose. Juicy, clear and fresh on the palate this is a bit easy in the mouth with lovely black cherry fruit framed with gently savory edges and a touch of dusty earth. The finish is clean, if a bit short. Straightforward and fresh. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • In the coming weeks I’ll be writing up my experiences at ProWein 2014, ... de Feitoria Meruge $30Tinto roriz 90% north facing, shooting for more elegance, less extraction,Smoky and complex on the nose which shows off grilled meats, peppery spice, fine subtle oak shadings, and black fruit on the complex and nuanced nose. Medium plus bodied and ... Read More

    From the article Tasting Portuguese Gems


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