Definitions for "Teinturier"
Meaning literally "dyer", any of a number of grape varieties having red flesh and juice, rather than the usual white. Most red wines acquire their color by extracting pigment from the skins of dark grapes but teinturier varieties can be used to boost the color of pale wines. Called tintorera in Spanish.
Also known as Teinturier du Cher. Of ancient origin, it is genetically present in the majority of varieties grown in order to add deeper redness to blends. Best known offspring is Alicante Bouschet. Many Gamay teinturiers are thought to be derived from Gamay de Bouze.
generic name for any grape whose natural juice is red-colored or pink-colored, (as opposed to most varieties whose juice is colorless). In Spanish, tintorera.