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Tinta Cao

Tinta Cao Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: In Portugal, Tinta Cao is one of the primary varietals that is blended to make classic Port. This is the second year that we have sourced Tinta Cao from Madera County and made it as a traditional red wine. The wine is bright with characteristics of cranberry and concentrated raspberries. Pair it with roasted pork or grilled sausage.

Varietal Definition
Tinto Cao:
Portuguese red grape variety which is used for port wine. Grows in small bunches, the grapes are medium sized with a thick skin. The difference with the other port grapes is that it produces wines with a lower alcohol concentration. Just like the Touriga Nacional it is less productive with regard to total crop size turnover. It is especially used in the port blends for its flowery aroma and fruity taste. Smallest of all port varieties, but growing in popularity.


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