Touriga Nacional
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Varietal Character

Touriga Nacional
Touriga Nacional

You are the pugilist of port. The very sound of your imperious name strikes fear in the hearts of lesser grapes who find themselves thrown in the ring with you. You're the undisputed champion on the rugged canvas of the Duoro, and you have set your sights on extending your heavy-weight reign to new lands. For sure, you're no one-punch wonder. The combination of brute tannic strength and fruit-filled personality could make you a legend. All you need now is the right promoter.

Appellations Growing Touriga Nacional Grapes

Appellations producing the most Touriga Nacional wines:

Touriga Nacional Grape Details

Found in California and South Africa, this fiercest and best of the port grapes has also been successfully transplanted to Australia for fortified wine production. The vine produces grapes with small, darkly-pigmented berries. Notorious for low yields, attributes like its intense rich fruit personality make this grape a highly-regarded and sought after varietal. In addition to being important in port production, it is also increasingly significant in the rich, red table wines of Portugal’s Dao and Douro valleys.

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Best-of-Appellation Wine List

See the Touriga Nacional wines that have been advanced to Best-of-Appellation™ standing for their respective regions.

Featured Touriga Nacional

Bargetto Winery 2005 Port (Santa Cruz Mountains)
This wine is dark purple with flavors of blackberry jam, cassis and tobacco. The finish lingers with hints of Seville orange.
buy wine $18.00
Forlorn Hope 2006 Mil Amores, DeWitt Vineyard (Napa Valley)
The classic Iberian varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cao combine in a supple yet powerful field blend.
buy wine $37.00

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