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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  • Next Station Douro 2015


    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


    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


    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

  • Casa Santos Lima Confidencial Reserva Red Lisboa 2013


    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


    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


    I bought this bottle of port from the website ... port My bottle is 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 swe... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • EMARK -  Just bought the 2014, picking up the 2013 and have the 2015 ... ... ... Tinto Rouge. Mostly Touriga Nacional, a grape I really like, with plenty of grip to go with the food.  great pairing.1 Read More

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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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