Grape NamePhotoRegionCat.Common NamesDescription
Alfrocheiro Portuguese Wine Grape Variety Alfrocheiro

Portugal map with location of regional grape variety AlfrocheiroDouro, Bairrada, Estremadura, Dão, Alentejo, Ribatejo, Bairrada, Palmela

 

II Albarin Negro, Alfrocheiro, Alfurcheiro, Tinta Bastardinha, Tinta Francisca de Viseu, Tinta Francesa

Alfrocheiro Preto is an important grape variety in the production of red Portuguese wine, planted primarily in the Dão DOC and Alentejano VR. The grape Alfrocheiro Preto is a grape with misty origins, and It is thought to be relative of Pinot Noir. Today, the birthplace is assumed to be Portugal, and the wines from this grape are noted for their deep velvety texture, intense spiciness and approachability when young.


The Alfrocheiro Preto grows well in the Mediterranean style climate of the Dão in north central Portugal. The grape has been helped dramatically by Portugal’s inclusion into the EU in 1986. Instead of grapes going to the large co-ops for processing they are now sold to private companies which make wines with more distinction and sense of place.

Alicante Bouschet Portuguese Wine Grape Variety Alicante-Bouschet Portugal map with location of regional grape variety Alicante-BouschetAlentejo II Alicant de Pays, Alicante, Alicante Bouchet, Alicante Bouschet 2, Alicante Extra Fertile, Alicante Femminello, Alicante H. Boushet, Alicante Henri Bouschet, Alicante Nero, Alicante Noir, Alicante Tinto, Alicantina, Alikant Buse, Alikant Buse Bojadiser, Alikant Bushe, Alikant Bushe Ekstrafertil, Alikant Bushe Nr. 2, Alikant Genri Bushe, Alikante Henri Bouschet, Aragonais, Aragones, Arrenaou, Baga, Bakir Uezuemue, Barvarica, Blasco, Bojadiserka, Carignan Jaune, Cupper Grape, Dalmatinka, Garnacha, Garnacha Tintorera, Lhadoner, Kambuša, Moraton, Mouraton, Murviedro, Negral, Pe de Perdiz, Pe de Pombo, Petit Bouschet, Redondal, Rivesaltes, Rivos Altos, Roussillon, Rouvaillard, Sumo Tinto, Tinta Fina, Tinta Francesa, Tinto, Tinto Nero, Tinto Velasco, Tintorera, Tintorera de Liria, Tintorera de Longares, Tinturao, Uva di Spagna.

Alvarelhão is a red wine grape grown in northern Portugal, and it is thought to have origins in the north of portugal, althought little is known of its ancestry.


Alvarelhão wine grape is blended into red wine in the Dão region, and It is said to be part of the port wine blend in the Douro.


Because of the surrounding region of Dão, the vine is both rough and hardy, having strong defenses against temperature extremes and inclement weather.

Aragonez Portuguese Wine Grape Variety Aragonez Portugal map with location of regional grape variety AlvarelhãoDouro, Dão, Trás-os-Montes, Setúbal, Palmela, Alentejo I Tempranillo, Albillo Negro, Aldepenas, Aragon, Aragones, Aragonez, Aragonez 51, Aragonez da Ferra, Aragonez de Elvas, Arganda, Arinto Tinto, Cencibel, Cencibera, Chinchillana, Chinchillano, Chinchilyano, Cupani, De Por Aca, Escobera, Garnacho Fono, Grenache de Logrono, Jacibera, Jacibiera, Jacivera, Juan Garcia, Negra de Mesa, Negretto, Ojo de Liebre, Olho de Lebre, Pinuela, Sensibel, Tempranilla, Tempranillo de la Rioja, Tempranillo de Perralta, Tempranillo de Rioja, Tempranillo de Rioza, Tempranillo Rioja, Tinta Aragones, Tinta Corriente, Tinta de Madrid, Tinta de Santiago, Tinta de Toro, Tinta do Inacio, Tinta do Pais, Tinta Fina, Tinta Madrid, Tinta Monteira, Tinta Monteiro, Tinta Roris, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Santiago, Tinto Aragon, Tinto Aragonez, Tinto de la Ribera, Tinto de Madrid, Tinto de Rioja, Tinto de Toro, Tinto del Pais, Tinto del Toro, Tinto Fino, Tinto Madrid, Tinto Pais, Tinto Ribiera, Tinto Riojano, Ull de Liebre, Ull de Llebre, Valdepenas, Verdiell, Vid de Aranda.

Also known as Tempranillo, Aragonez or Aragonês is a wine grape from the region of central Alentejo and Douro, playing an important role in the regional wine prodution.


In Alentejo Central it is known as Aragonez and used in red table wine blends of variable quality, while in the Douro it is known as Tinta Roriz and mainly used in blends to make port wine.


Has received new international attention since the 1980s due to an influx of new money and new world winemaking techniques. Most wines from this area is sold as either the Varietal and/or Vinho Regional Alentejano.