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
Synonym(s): “Touriga, “Mortagua”.
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.
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.