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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  • Porca de Murca Douro 2013

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    Purpleish coloring with burgundy/red hues....looks just like fresh grape juice and has wee tiny bubbles upon pouring! Aromas of cassis, Earthy berries, soil and pith...dry overall. As this warms up, the flavors are dry, fruity, tobacco leaf, cherry, root spices and perhaps some dry premium cocoa. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and highly drinkable, ... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Doda Alvaro de Castro E Dirk Van Der Niepoort 2007

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva Red Lisboa 2010

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Niepoort Port Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2009

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Andreza Reserva Vinho Tinto DOC Douro 2010

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... winery and consists of 40% touriga franca [a grape popular in Portugal as it ripens early and used in port production ] 40% touriga nacional [ a low-yielding small grape which is also used in port production ] and 20% tinta roriz [known as tempranillo elsewhere ] It is aged in oak barrels... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • 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

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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

    From the article Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal


  • 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


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