The Tinta Barroca variety is planted almost exclusively in the Douro region and it is very used in the production of lot wines. It is used in some ports, however monovarietal wines are not very famous. Tinta Barroca is quite popular among the producers, because it is easy to cultivate and very productive. The production is very regular and grapes are resistant to diseases. Besides, it has a precocious maturation and their concentrated berries originate wines with high alcoholic concentration. The wines produced from Tinta Barroca are easy to drink and with soft tannins. However, most of the times, they are not very balanced nor concentrated.