Tinta Francisca

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Tinta Francisca (not to be confused with touriga franca), lesser red grape variety used in the production of port in Portugal’s douro Valley. The wine produced can be notably sweet but is not particularly concentrated. Some see similarities with Pinot Noir. It has been planted in South Africa.