Touriga also makes good table wines.

January 22, 2011

Touriga Nacional
In Australia the variety that is usually called Touriga is nearly always Touriga Nacional. There is another variety Touriga Francesa. Californian wineries are more likely to be using Touriga Francesa when they talk about Touriga.
Touriga is revered in Portugal for producing deep intense aromas in Port style wines. This is a consequence of the variety’s characteristic small berries, all skin and flavour, but not much juice. The depth and richness of flavour in the best port wines owes much to the flavours of Touriga Nacional, but ports nearly always contain a mixture of varieties. In fact about 80 varieties are authorised for inclusion. The most common varieties in red port are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) Tinta Cao, Souzao, Tinta Amarella and Mourisco. White port varieties include Gouveio, Malvasia, Fina and Viosinho.
Unfortunately fortified wines are going out of fashion, and international naming rules which prevent Australian winemakers from calling fortified red wines “Port” are not helping.
But Touriga also makes good table wines.
The strong flavours of this variety can be captured in table wines. The Portuguese use it for this purpose in the Dao DOC, blended with other varieties.
In Australia several wineries are making varietal Touriga table wines. New clones of the variety with modestly higher yields are being introduced.
The challenge for winemakers is to control the tannins so that the wines can be enjoyed without excessively long aging.


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