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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  • 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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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Quinta Dos Murcas Minas Douro 2015

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    Light red cherry aromas underlying an earthy spice. Spiced, bold and full bodied with refreshing acidity and a creamy texture, raspberry and cranberry flavors and a finish of light smoke. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Next Station Douro 2015

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    Red blend that got acidic in the fridge as days went on. Caused light congestion. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Touriga Nacional and Syrah) is a fleshy and fresh red with juicy black fruit mixed with some herbal, vanilla, coffee and mineral elements. It would pair wonderfully with a nice cut of red meat, but drinks well on its own, too.Isaac James Ba... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines


  • Lidio Carraro Faces Do Brasil Pinot Noir Brut Rose Brazil

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    Soft strawberry and watermelon aromas with light cherry and notes of white blossom. Zesty mouthfeel on fresh acidity with a dark toast note thats earthy and herbal on the mid palate, creamy cherry and light tannins towards the finish with a bit more watermelon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Symington is an iconic name in wine. For over four generations the Symington ... make port. These 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... Read More

    From the article Drink Port for Warmth this Winter


  • Alandra Rose Portugal 2015

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    Medium light and restrained cranberry and strawberry aromas with a touch of sweet spice and cherry blossom on the nose. Nicely spiced in the mouth with cinnamon sugar, good acidity and ripe cherry and watermelon flavors on the lingering finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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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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