Touriga Franca

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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  • Symington is an iconic name in wine. For over four generations the Symington ... grapes are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, and Tinta Barocca, with the first three used the most. The production of port begins like any other wine. Grapes of the Douro battle low rainfall, high temperatures, grueling sun, and low-nutrien... Read More

    From the article Drink Port for Warmth this Winter


  • These are not exactly bought...I give a bottle to each member of our wine club ... ... Naccional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca my favorite 3T combo.Lastly- (I know - I was stunned.true friends.)The Bodegas Muriell Carime Monastrell from Jumilla.  Muriell has only recently found it's way into my Spain wine buying efforts - several of their olde... Read More

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  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva Red Lisboa 2013

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    Perfect Portugal wine. Fruit forward, well balanced, perfect tannins, full mouthfeel, staying power in bottle, great price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto 2012

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    More red berry fruit and plum, with a slight pepper influence. Good solid framing tannins and acidity give this a good aftertaste. Better than expected - drink now - 89 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Quinta de Chocapalha Vinho Tinto 2012

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    Wine review by effell


  • Magalhaes Vintage Porto 2000

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    I bought this bottle of port from the website ... a blend of touriga nacional,touriga franca and tinto roriz grapes although I do not know in what proportions Their 2000 vintyage port was a limited production run of 5,390 bottles and mine is number 33..I started my bottle last night with a plate of bread and cheese.It is a sweet wine and there ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Palestra Douro 2013

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    Smooth and easy to drink; this show plum, blackberry, smoke and oak, with mild tannins and good acidity. Drink now - 88 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Palestra Douro 2013

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    Wine review by effell


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2011

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    Wine review by jkozlow6tuq


  • Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2011

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