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Grapes

Touriga Nacional


 

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An increasingly important red from Portugal that was originally used in Port wines and is now featured in single varietal wines and red blends from the Douro Valley.

Primary Flavors

  • Blueberry
  • Violet
  • Plum
  • Mint
  • Wet Slate

Taste Profile

Dry
Full Body
High Tannins
Medium-high Acidity
Over 15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Touriga Nacional’s elegant floral fruit aromas and massive tannins will make you yearn for thick cut steaks topped with compound butter or blue cheese.

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