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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  • Another leftover auction bottle. 'Cabeca de Burro' (too much and you ... you ... Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, and seemingly unnamed others. Reticent at first, opened after an hour. Still going strong second day. Have had similar drinking experiences heading south from Bordeaux. Rounded tannins, enough acid to ... Read More

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  • Vista de Régua Caráter 2013

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    Fun and youthful purple color in the glass with an lightly herbal and fresh red cherry, red berry fruit aroma. Pronounced flavors of ripe cranberry, raspberry and cherry in the mouth with a touch of floral character as well, some licorice and tart acidity to keep the palate light and fresh. Read More

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  • If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal ... grapes are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinto Roriz which vinify into bold, full-bodied reds with lots of dark cherry flavors. The Doural Tinto is a fantastic, easy-drinking example of Douro wine. This blend of indigenous grapes is labelled simply as Vinho Re... Read More

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  • Casa Ferreirinha Esteva 2013

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    This restored my faith in Portuguese wine. A slightly dry finish. Red fruit attack but well blended. Somewhat floral. Full flavor, medium finish. Awesome price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Coelheira Vinho Regional Tejo 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Dourosa Douro 2012

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    Binny's 4/2015. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Quinta Do Portal Reserva Douro Portugal 2008

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    Opens with lavender and an interesting cream cheese scent, then on to coffee and milk chocolate, and cranberry and earth. Dry, but with a full mouthfeel, soft tannins with a very long finish of leather, cedar, tobacco, oak, and plum. Quite a nice little number that becomes more and more complex as time passes. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Douro 2011

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    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Douro 2011

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    I liked it. Great price point. 92 rating-WS. A little lighter in body than I am used to drinking, but nonetheless respectable. Would buy again. Well balanced. Somewhat dry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


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