Tinta Amarela

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Tinta Amarela
Grape (Vitis)
Tinta amarella Viala et Vermorel.jpg
Tinta Amarela in Viala & Vermorel
Color of berry skin Noir
Species Vitis vinifera
Origin Portugal

Tinta Amarela or Trincadeira is a red wine grape that is commonly used in Port wine production. The grape is noted for its dark coloring. Its use in the Douro region has been increasing in recent years. The vine is susceptible to rot and performs better in dry, hot climates.[1]

It is one of the most widely planted grape varieties in Portugal. It is the oldest and most widely planted grape variety in the Alentejo region, where it is called Trincadeira. The wine tends to be full-bodied and rich, with aromas of blackberries, herbs and flowers.

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  1. ^ T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 335 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8