“Although Trincadeira is one of the most widespread Portuguese grape varieties, it shows best in hot, dry and very sunny areas, which makes it perfectly suited to regions such as the Alentejo. It is not easy to grow, as it is prone to irregular yields and disastrous molds. But in most years Trincadeira yields great wines with excellent acidity, soft tannins and abundant, intense aromas of black plum and jammy blackberry. These wines are often elegant and well balanced.
A Trincadeira blended with Aragonês in the Alentejo or with Touriga Nacional in the Douro, where it is known as Tinta Amarela, will result in a very engaging wine. A very fun grape, this varietal is rarely seen as a single varietal but adds a nice texture and soft floral note to the wines of which it is a part. As it is not as robust as many of the grapes its associated with, Trincadeira can help tone them down to produce more balanced wines.”