The Tinta Barroca is an fast growing,
early maturing grape type that produces large clusters of large,
thin skinned berries. The variety produces wines with delicate
and subtle flavors. It grows best in cooler situations (such
as high elevations) and in better vintages delivers a larger crop
than any of the other 'Port Blend' varieties. It is blended
with other varieties in order to soften the blend, add perfume to
the aroma and lengthen the finish.