This grape is also known
as Tempranillo in Spain and is the only key 'Port' variety that
is widely planted outside of Portugal. Tinta Roriz produces
large crops that can vary widely in quality depending on the vintage
and the vineyard site. Its wines can range from light in body
to full bodied with heavy tannins. It is not a grape that
makes very good wine on its own but it can be useful when used as
a 'spice grape' in a blend.