In a nutshell:

  • Produces big, rich, dark colored, tannic red wines

Where is it grown:

  • Portugal

Wine Styles:

  • Dry red wine, often blended with other varieties, but sometimes a single varietal
  • Port

Wine Texture:

  • Body: Full
  • Tannin: High
  • Acidity: Med-High
  • Alcohol: High

Flavor and aroma profile:

  • Black fruit: blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, black plum
  • Herbs/Spices: leather, licorice, mint
  • Floral: violet
  • Oak: cocoa, vanilla, nutmeg

You might like this grape if you like…:

  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Australian Shiraz

Food Pairings:

  • Red meat
  • Game meats
  • Blue cheeses
  • BBQ
  • Winter stews

Recommendations:

Evidencia Reserva Touriga Nacional 2016, $15

Sandemann 10 yr Tawny Port, $30

Quinta Do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2016, $65

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