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These are the Spanish and Portuguese wine grape varieties recognized as such by TAPAS. Note that in some cases we have listed some popular synonyms for a variety but we are not attempting to be conclusive. Also note that TAPAS members are advised to always refer to current TTB regulations for approved names.
Note that TAPAS is focused on the native, or indigenous grape varieties of Spain and Portugal that were present in that region since the earliest historical records and have adapted to the region’s environmental conditions. While other varieties (like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc) may now be commonly grown on the Iberian Peninsula, such recently imported varieties that have a historical home elsewhere are not the focus of TAPAS.
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Note that for a wine to be considered a “TAPAS wine”, and poured at official TAPAS events, the recognized accepted Iberian varieties listed below must comprise at least 75% of the blend.
Tinta Amarela/Trincadiera Prieto
Touriga Franco (Francesca)