Touriga Nacional

An Indigenous grape considered as the finest grape varietal in Portugal, its small berries are characteristic and produce low yields. More than 90% of its production is in Portugal especially in the North (Dao and Douro region).

Colour:  Blue-black berries

Frequency:  Rare

Synonym(s): “Touriga, “Mortagua”.

Origin: Portugal.

Maturity: 2nd period.

Sensitivity to diseases: Vigorous grape variety not sensitive to fungus diseases. It is sensitive to excoriose.

Area(s) Cultivated: Sunny area and schisty soil.

Europe→ Portugal, Spain.

Internationally→ Australia, USA (California, Texas, Virginia), South Africa, Uruguay, Brazil.

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Type of Wines [ Profile ]

Dry red wines and fortified wine such as Port. It gives great aging potential.

Facts and tips:

  • Often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • The difference with the Touriga Francesca is that the Touriga Nacional produce more tannic wines with more colour.

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