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Tinta Carvalha

The red variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Lobão, Preto Gordo and Tinta Carvalha du Douro. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms, she is not allowed to use the variety Rufete be confused. The late-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to real mildew and Botrytis, It does not produce very strong, low-alcohol and low-acid red wines with aromas of fruit. The species is mainly in the area Douro, and also Beiras. dão and Ribatejo represented. In 2010, a cultivation area of ​​1,311 hectares was identified in Portugal.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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