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Tinta Roriz is one of the most widely planted red varieties in both Douro and Dao, where this blend is most commonly used. It is known as Aragonez in Portugal's south, but is perhaps most widely known by its Spanish name Tempranillo. To this blend it brings structure and red berryfruit aromas, along with a hint of sweet spice and even earthier aromas such as leather and tobacco leaves.
The backbone provided by Tinta Roriz in this blend is strongly supported by Touriga Nacional. Touriga's deep color, strong tannins and good concentration of dark fruit aromas complement perfectly Tinta Roriz's earthier, elemental flavor compounds. In combination, these two northern Portuguese stalwarts are more than capable of creating wines that, with concentrated fruit flavors and balanced acids, sugars and tannins, can improve over several decades.