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Trincadeira | Tinta Amarela (Portugal)

Trincadeira is a red wine grape from Douro in Portugal.

Typical Flavors


Blackberry
Blackberry
Violets
Violets
Herbs
Herbs
Pepper
Pepper

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Toast
Toast
Smoke
Smoke

Blackberry and Flowers are typical Trincadeira flavors.

Hints of Herbs and Pepper.

Profile

Trincadeira is a medium wine with good acidity and medium-high tannins:

BODYMedium - Plus
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Ham
Ham
Salami
Chorizo
Chili
Chili

Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza
Lasagna
Lasagna
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb

Trincadeira is perfect with Lamb and Pork.

It is also perfect with Filet Mignon, but lacks the tannins for a fat Beef.

Young Trincadeira pairs well with both Spicy and Tomato based dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Olives. Cold Cuts. Chorizo.
Pizza. Spaghetti. Lasagna.
Tomato Based Meatballs.
Savory Stews. Moroccan Tagine.
Poultry. Pork. Lamb.
Red Pepper Dishes.
Tacos. Nachos. Burritos.

Cheese:
Hard Sheep Cheese. Manchego. Roncal.
Pecorino Toscano.

If You Like Trincadeira

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Merlot (France)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Primitivo (Italy)
Ribeira Sacra (Spain)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)
Zinfandel (USA)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

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