Touriga Nacional

Today we’re embarking on a journey deep into the heart of Portugal’s winemaking heritage as we begin to unravel the enigmatic allure of Touriga Nacional. So, grab your favourite wine glass, settle in, and let’s begin to explore the captivating world of this noble grape!

Before we start to dive into the sensory symphony of Touriga Nacional, let’s  take a moment to appreciate its rich history. Originating in Portugal, particularly in the sun-drenched Douro Valley, this grape variety boasts a lineage that stretches back centuries. While its exact origins are shrouded in mystery, one thing is definitely certain- Touriga Nacional has long been revered for its ability to be able to produce wines of exceptional character and quality!

Touriga Nacional Grape Variety Characteristics

Now, let’s talk taste, these sun-drenched vineyards produce some of the very best ripe fruits that produce stunning earthy undertones that really encapsulate the essence of Touriga Nacional. From the very first sip to the lingering finish, this grape captivates with its intense flavours of dark berries- think along the lines of blackberries, blueberries and plums- accented by delicate floral notes of violet and herbal nuances. It’s a sensory journey unlike any other, with each glass revealing a new depth of complexity and intrigue.

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