Touriga Franca

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Touriga Franca (or Touriga Francesa) is one of the major grape varieties used to produce port wine. Touriga Franca is lighter and more perfumed than Touriga Nacional, adding finesse to the wine. Touriga Franca has been described by Jancis Robinson as playing "Cabernet Franc to Touriga Nacional’s Cabernet Sauvignon".n Not much is known about the origins, but it was probably a cross of Mourisco de Semente and Touriga Nacional. Touriga Franca is quite similar to Touriga Nacional, needing harsh conditions to keep vigor down as it gets on the steep arid slopes of the Douro. It is usually trained low to the ground under one of the Royat systems. Yields are medium (1,5 kg/vine), not as bad as Touriga Nacional. – Description from WineFueled

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  • Lavradores de Feitoria Tres Bagos Grande Escolha 2009

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    Fields blinded from vines over 70 years old, then barrel selectedSmoky on the nose,this has that sweet dried fruits and spice and dried herb topped with, licorice notes typical of the region. In the mouth this is powerful but supple with late arriving acids and tannins adding structure and lending nice tension to the complex flavors of nuanced ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Quinta de Ventozelo Douro DOC Reserva 2009

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    Very nice red blend from Portugal. Red and black cherry, medium acidity, fine grained tannin, a touch of earthiness all balanced with a good bit of oak. Pretty good QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Niepoort Twisted Douro Tinto 2011

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    Excellent red blend from Portugal. Very well balanced with dark red and black fruit, medium fine tannins, medium acidity and a nice finish. This is somewhat inky in color but fairly smooth on the tongue with blackberry, green plum and a touch of mint on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Omlet Niepoort Telmo Rodriguez 2005

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Quinta de Ventozelo Douro DOC Reserva 2009

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    Quite dark in the glass, and with the nose--sharp somewhat chemically--this one looks like a brute. On the palate, though, those thoughts diminish. It's quite easy going on the initial entry. Not terribly fruity and it flows easily over the tongue. Then on the sides and back of the tongue the tannin hits along with some heat. Suddenly, we'r... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Quinta Do Vale Meao Meandro 2010

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    Wine review by adsmith482


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  • Doural Red Tinto 2011

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    Baked cherry tart, full-bodied, rustic. Reminiscent of Spanish garnacha. Blend ... ... Blend of tinto cão, touriga franca, touriga naciona Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Fronteira Douro DOC 2010

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    Floral and fruity. A blueberry surprise! said one friend. Blend of touriga nacional, touriga franca, and tinta roriz. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


  • Quinta Do Vallado Douro Portugal 2010

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    Intense, muscular, with spices and berries, and a dark chocolate finish. Blend of touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta roriz, and tinta barroca. Read More

    Wine review by benjtp221


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