Tinta Carvalha is widely planted in the Valpaços region of the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province of northeast Portugal.

Tinta Carvalha is a red Portuguese wine grape variety that is widely planted throughout Portugal, most notably in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province, due to its easy maintenance and high yield potential. It is primarily a blending grape that on its own tends to produce light bodied, nondescript wines.[1] It is an approved grape variety used in Port wine production as well as the non-fortified wines of the Chaves and Valpaços wine region.[2]


Over the years Tinta Carvalha has been known under a variety of synonyms including: Carvalha, Lobão, Tinta Carvalha do Douro, Tinta Carvalha do Tras-os-Montes and Preto Gordo.[3]


  1. ^ J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes pg 186 Oxford University Press 1996 ISBN 0198600984
  2. ^ T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 331-335 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue (VIVC) Tinta Carvalha Accessed: July 9th, 2012