#NWTW Week 6: Portuguese Touriga Nacional (Part Two)

Look at us being organized!  We’re flicking between old world and new, and red and white, and we’re continuing that theme this week with a trip to Port country for some Portuguese Touriga Nacional.

Touriga Nacional is arguably Portugal’s most important red grape, although admittedly given the number of grapes used for Port production, there are plenty to choose from.  It has become more and more important in the production of normal dry wines, and although it’s rarely used for pure varietal wines (only the one grape variety), it tends to be a large part of blends that are labelled simply as “Reds”.

Anthony’s done all his picks (click here) once more, here’s the ones I’m going for this week:

Majestic Wine
Churchill Estates Douro
£9.99 (when you buy 2 as part of a mixed case)

Morrison’s
Tagus Ridge Reserve Red
£8.59

Sainsbury’s
Taste The Difference Douro
£8.49

Spirited Wines
Cottas Douro Tinto
£15.30

Last week was my first week having all the choices, and I even managed to add in a cheeky trip to an Argentinian restaurant to get their take on the food pairing.  I can highly recommend it.  Searching for a good local Portuguese place as we speak!

Cheers

Other Posts in NWTW Week 6:

#NWTW Week 6: Portuguese Touriga Nacional (Part One) (Includes the poll)

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