Touriga Nacional plays an important part in any blend, however, as it lends structure, body, texture, and warmth. It is full of strong tannins and bright acidity. Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Touriga Nacional.

December 18, 2010

Each article in’s Wine Profile series examines a particular wine varietal and tells you everything you need to know about it. Well, maybe not everything. We skim over the especially boring details (soil type) and spare you the pompous adjectives (“brawny”) to focus on what matters to men: where to find it, what food to pair it with, and how much it is. And to get you started on exploring the varietal for yourself, we point you to some specific, good value bottle recommendations.

“Touriga Nacional” might not ring a bell, but we’re about to change that for you. If you’re going to learn one thing about Portuguese wine (which is well worth learning about), you’ll want to familiarize yourself with Touriga Nacional, Portugal’s “national grape.” This distinctive red wine grape has traditionally been a key component in fine ports, and increasingly, it is making its way into dry table wines.
Portugal’s wine pedigree
Although port wine springs to mind in relation to Portugal, the country actually has a very long history of non-fortified wine production. There is evidence that Portuguese wine was being exported to England in the early 12th century, and the appellation system of the Douro region, used to identify where the grapes were grown and implemented to protect superior wines from inferior ones, is the oldest such system in the world, created nearly 200 years before that of France.

In recent years, Portuguese wines have been rediscovered, and their popularity is on the rise. Vinophiles are catching on to the slew of native Portuguese grape breeds (estimated to be about 500), which have yet to be exported en masse to the New World in the way that Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignons have been. These native grapes produce unique wines — generally quite reasonably priced — that wine lovers may bypass simply because they do not recognize these different varietals.
About Touriga Nacional
Touriga Nacional is a relatively tiny blue-black grape produced in very small quantities by vines that have a tendency toward rampant growth if not regularly pruned. Because the yield is smaller than that of any other commercial grape variety, and because the vines are so unruly, some winemakers steer clear of Touriga Nacional. It’s important to understand that, where this grape is concerned, quality, not quantity, is of the essence. This is one reason why we typically find the grape blended with other varietals rather than all on its own.

Touriga Nacional plays an important part in any blend, however, as it lends structure, body, texture, and warmth. It is full of strong tannins and bright acidity, two factors that help to increase the longevity of wine, and add to its complexity over time. Despite the grape’s tannic quality, Portuguese reds blended with Touriga Nacional tend to be soft on the palate and easy to drink.


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