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Tinta Francisca

The red grape variety comes from Portugal. Synonyms are Tinta de França, Tinta Francesca and Tinta Franceza. According to one hypothesis, the vine was brought from Burgundy to the Quinta de Roriz in Ervedosa do Douro by the Irishman James Archibald in 1764 and that it was a clone of Pinot Noir. However, this was disproved by DNA analyses carried out in 2003, but the parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The analyses revealed possible links to the Rabigato, Tinto Cão and Viosinho varieties. The late ripening, low-yielding vine is susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis, but is excellent for dry and hot locations. It produces aromatic, rather simple red wines with high alcohol content but low acidity, which are mainly used as blends. The variety is mainly grown in the Douro area and is also used for the production of port wine. It occupies 54 hectares in Portugal. There is also a small stand of 1.4 hectares in South Africa. In 2016, a total of 55 hectares of vines were designated (Kym Anderson).

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