Touriga Nacional

 

Name of varietal: Touriga Nacional
 
Common synonyms: Turiga, Tinta de Dao, Touriga Fina, Bical Tinto, Mortagua, Touriga Antiga
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to the Dao region of Portugal
 
History of the grape: Touriga Nacional is produced as a still table wine, but is also one of the most important grapes in Port. There is historical evidence of it dating back to the Middle Ages, when England first made its longstanding business partnership with Portugal. In the 13th century, England’s relationship with France became shaky and as access to French wines got more remote, the English realized their new Portuguese friends would be an excellent source for wine. In 1703, the two countries signed the Treaty of Methuen, which gave Portugal discounts on English textiles and England discounts on Portuguese wine. This is the reason why so many Port Quintas (estates) still have English names. 
 
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  • I'm sure he went to Moon Curser where they do a Tempranillo, Carmenere and Touriga Nacional.....how's that for weird and "Canadian"? Read More

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  • Quinta Das Carvalhas Douro Touriga Nacional 2014

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    In the glass, the rim shows a clean deep cherry red; the core of the liquid is almost opaque blackness. Lovers of Port will recognize the grapey-cigar nose topped with wild blueberries in the pail (Ruby Port). Cherry notes develop with a swirl or two. Entry is rich with black fruit such as huckleberry and there is a good dollop of tannin - thoug... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Graham's Late Bottled Vintage 2008

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    The coloration would be a murky rusty brown Earth with a tawny ring around the rim. The aromas are of spicy alcohol upfront before any swirling, with black cherry and concord sweetness. Flavors are pretty close to the aromas with sweet cherry, spiced vanilla, subtle dry oak making up the bulk along with dark chocolate and deep plummy fruits on... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Duas Quintas Douro Clássico Tinto Red 2015

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    Binny's 12/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Quinta Do Noval Port Colheita Tawny Porto 2000

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Vinha da Urze Douro 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Calais for 6 euros.It comes from ... from ... in Spain] and 25% touriga nacional,all grapes traditional to Portugal.and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken thighs.There is plenty of a cherry and bramble style fruit with more than a hint of spice or pepper... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Casa Ermelinda Freitas Terras Do Pó Tinto Península de Setúbal 2015

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    Wine review by C Hickman


  • Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2004

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    This wine pours a deep ruby color with rusty tinges around the rim....it has nice clarity and excellent legs! The aromas are of deep blackberry, cherry, hints of licorice and leather belt, and the finish has an ounce of booziness and it does linger....fresh! The flavors are more subtle and simple with fresh boysenberry, dark cherry, blackberry... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Escada Touriga Nacional Vinho Regional Lisboa 2016

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  • Touriga Nacional is the Native Queen of portuguese red grapes. Alone or married with other autoctones varieties, can give deep and mouthfull wines while young, and velvetyness passing the years. Try a Douro Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2004, 96 rated by RP. Enjoy.

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