Intro to Touriga Nacional!
Touriga Nacional is Portugal’s national grape and is a real treat for anyone willing to explore the unusual! Production of Touriga Nacional is dominated by Portugal with almost all of the world’s modest 26,000 acres planted in Portugal. Touriga Nacional is a relatively low yielding variety with small grapes and therefore a high ratio of skin to juice imparting the wines with a deep intense colour.
Traditionally Touriga Nacional was mostly used in the production of Port, but more recently wine lovers have come to appreciate its unique character as a single varietal wine and there are some outstanding examples (just like our own!). Full of floral and fruity aromas, this bold wine is full of tannin and deep black fruit making it a perfect to enjoy alongside food. Definitely try this alongside some roasted lamb. Expect lots of body and lots of alcohol to match up to the tannin and fruit with a cutting tartness that give this particular wine its character.
Our Touriga Nacional due its wild fermentation has its own unique qualities and is lower in body and alcohol than many other examples making is crisp and enjoyable straight from the can. Canned Wine Co’s Touriga Nacional is full of black fruits, with hints of chocolate and vanilla from its barrel aging in second use French oak.