Caiño tinto

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Caiño tinto
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledBorraçal
Notable regionsVinho Verde
VIVC number1564

Caíño tinto (also known as Borraçal in Portuguese) is a red Galician wine grape variety that is also grown in Portugal's Vinho Verde wine region where it is known as Borraçal. In Spain, it is a permitted variety in the Denominación de Origens (DOs) of Rías Baixas and Ribeiro where it produces highly perfumed wines with noticeable tartness and high acidity.[1]


Among the synonyms that have been used to describe Caiño tinto and its wines include Azedo, Bagalhal, Bogalhal, Borraco, Borrasao, Bougalhal, Bovvaco, Cainho Gordo, Cainho Grande, Cainho Grosso, Caiño Gordo, Caiño Grosso, Esfarrapa, Esfarrapas, Espadeiro Redondo, Morraça, Oeil de crapaud and Olho de Sapo.


  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 41 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984