Grape NamePhotoRegionCat.Common NamesDescription
Ramisco Portuguese Wine Grape Variety Ramisco  Portugal map with location of regional grape variety Ramisco II Ramisco de Colares, Rasmisco nos Açores, Ramisco Tinto Ramisco is a red Portuguese wine grape variety that is planted primarily in the Colares DOC. As a varietal Ramisco produces very tannic and astringent wines
Rufete Portuguese Wine Grape Variety Rufete Portugal map with location of regional grape variety RufeteDouro, Dão, Beira Interior II Penamacor, Pennamaior, Pinot Aigret, Preto Rifete, Rifete, Riffete, Rofete, Rosete, Rosette, Ruceta, Rufeta, Rupeti Berra, Tinta Carvalha, Tinta Pinheira. Rufete is a red Spanish/Portuguese wine grape variety that is grown primarily used in port wine production in the Douro region of Portugal. It is also grown up along the Duero basin across the border in the Spanish province of Castile and León and can be found in the Dão DOC of Portugal where the variety is known as Tinta Pinheira.

While the grape is mostly associated with the fortified wine production of the Douro, it can also be found in other smaller Portuguese and Spanish wine regions such as the Arribes Denominación de Origen (DO) right along the Portugal/Spanish border in Castile and León and the Castelo Rodrigo, Cova da Beira and Pinhel wine regions located within the larger Beiras Vinho Regional (VR) in Portugal.


Rufete is known to be an early ripening vine that can produce light bodied wines that are risk of oxidizing easily if anaerobic winemaking techniques are not used.