Touriga Nacional

Although not widely known as a varietal, this rare, small-berried, dark-skinned Portuguese variety is nevertheless the highest quality grape that goes into the Douro Valley melting pot.

Malvedos Douro harvest 2013

Malvedos Douro harvest 2013

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It is mainly blended with Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. Still in Portugal, it’ also one of the major grapes of Dão and is grown in Australia, where it’s known simply as Touriga.

Updated by Jeanne Thexton on the 12th of January 2016