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Touriga Nacional

Touriga Nacional is a Portuguese, high quality grape variety, widely known for its role in producing some of the country’s most iconic wines. It is also used for producing fortifed wines, especially in the Douro Valley.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Touriga Nacional is a deep, dark blue colored grape variety that produces a deep-coloured wine. The variety is known for its intense, rich aromas such as blackberry, blueberry, violets, and even some spice. On the palate, Touriga Nacional offers a complex and full-bodied flavor profile with high levels of tannins and acidity.

Fresh Touriga Nacional grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Touriga Nacional is widely planted in Portugal, especially in the Douro Valley and Dão regions and is widely considered to be the country’s most important red grape variety. It is also planted it Spain, the USA, Australia and to some extent in Argentina and Brazil Touriga Nacional is considered to be a fertile, robust and vigorous variety. Touriga Nacional is mid ripening and susceptible to powdery mildew and, to a lesser extent, to downy mildew. It benefits from extended maceration and oak aging, which helps to soften the tannins and enhance the aromatics of the wine. The Douro Valley is the most famous region for Touriga Nacional, producing powerful, age-worthy red wines that are deeply coloured, full-bodied and tannic. The Dão region is known for producing lighter and more fruit-driven wines. It is either blended with other red varieties or comes as a single varietal wine. Touriga Nacional pairs well with hearty dishes such as stews and grilled meats. Fun Fact: Touriga Nacional wines can be a great way to start an wine collection because they have remarkable aging potential and are affordable in price.

Foods to pair with Touriga Nacional:

Deep fried
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Fun Fact about Touriga Nacional

Top Wines with Touriga Nacional

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W. & J. Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

W. & J. Graham's

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Casal Garcia Vinho Rosé

Casal Garcia

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Casal Garcia Vinho Rosé is a delightful Portuguese wine that offers a refreshing and vibrant experience. Produced in the Vinho Verde appellation, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the region's vineyards. The winemaking process involves carefully selected grapes, which are gently pressed to extract the desired flavors and aromas. The resulting wine is known for its light and crisp style, with a beautiful pale pink color. Casal Garcia Vinho Rosé is perfect for those seeking a lively and easy-drinking wine, with notes of red berries and a hint of floral undertones. It pairs wonderfully with light dishes, seafood, or can be enjoyed on its own as a refreshing aperitif.
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Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro

Casa Ferreirinha

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Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Douro is a captivating wine that showcases the best of the Douro region in Portugal. Crafted by a renowned producer, this wine is a true representation of the region's rich winemaking heritage. The vineyards, nestled in the rugged terrain of the Douro Valley, benefit from the unique microclimate and diverse soil types, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process combines traditional methods with modern techniques, resulting in a wine that beautifully balances tradition and innovation. Papa Figos Douro is known for its elegant style, with vibrant fruit flavors, well-integrated tannins, and a long, satisfying finish. It is a wine that truly captures the essence of the Douro region.
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Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Taylor's

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Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a premium fortified wine produced by Taylor's, a renowned winery in the Douro Valley of Portugal. The wine is made from a blend of high-quality grapes grown in the region's steep terraced vineyards, which benefit from the unique microclimate and soil conditions. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years, resulting in a complex and elegant wine with a rich amber color and a bouquet of dried fruits, nuts, and spices. The wine has a smooth and velvety texture, with a balanced sweetness and acidity, making it a perfect accompaniment to desserts or cheese. Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a true masterpiece of Portuguese winemaking, showcasing the region's rich history and traditions.
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W. & J. Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port

W. & J. Graham's

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W. & J. Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port boasts a rich and complex flavor profile. This wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the region's finest vineyards. The winemaking process involves aging the wine in oak barrels for an averge of two decades before blending, resulting in a smooth and mellow taste with notes of caramel, nuts, and dried fruit. This tawny port is perfect for sipping after dinner or pairing with desserts, making it a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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dark chocolate
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