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Tinta Cao

This grape grows in small clusters of medium sized berries with thick skins.  It is a poorer producer in terms of overall crop size than the other key 'Port' grapes except for Touriga Nacional.  It produces wines that are lower in alcohol and have less structure than the other 'Port' grapes.  It is used as a blending agent to add floral characteristics to the nose and fruitiness to the taste.  It is the least planted of the key 'Port' varieties but is increasing in its popularity.