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Trincadeira is the most commonly used name for this variety in Portugal, but Tinta Amarela is a widely used and accepted synonym. Amarela means yellow in Portuguese. It refers to the colour of the mature shoots.
Several of the varieties used for port wine are very suitable for table wine production, either alone or in blends.
Other varieties commonly used to make port are Tinta Roriz (AKA Tempranillo), Tinta Barocca, Tinto Cao and Touriga.
As the demand for fortified wines declines there is now quite a trend in the Douro Valley, the home of Port wine, to switch production from making fortified wines to table wines.
This same trend has been evident in Australia as well.
These varieties now used in Australia all originated in Spain or PortugalAlbarino | Arinto | Cabernet Franc | Graciano | Grenache | Grenache gris | Mataro/Mourvedre | Mencia | Palomino | Pedro Ximenez | Souzao | Tempranillo | Tinto Cao | Tinta Negra Molle | Touriga | Trincadeira | Verdejo | Verdelho
You can find more about the wines of the Iberian Peninsula with the Wine Map of Spain and Portugal.
Here are a couple of descriptions of this variety
full of rich dark fruit spiced by notes of cinnamon and clove supported by rounded tannins...
Jancis Robinson, Wine Grapes
dark, aromatic, spicy tea scented, gives good colour to blends
Steve De Long,
Wine Grape Varietal Table
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