#NWTW 55 – Time To Pick What You Want For The Letter D

Germany, Italy, New Wine This Week, Portugal, Reds, Sweet Wine


Thanks so much to everyone for the suggestions yesterday. I’ve managed to cut it down to a final five shoot out for what we’re going to pick from. Please use the poll below to vote. The candidates are…

#NWTW Week 6: What To Expect From Portuguese Touriga Nacional

Info For Beginners, Info For More Seasoned Winos, New Wine This Week, Portugal, Reds

Touriga Nacional is produced all the way up and down Portugal.  Given it’s full body, vibrant colour, and deep fruit flavour it’s an exceptionally useful wine to use in blends.  For the most part that’s how it will come along, as part of a blend.

In the central and southern areas, like for Bairrada and Alentejo wines, it makes up part of the blend along with 2-3 other grape varieties.  There are two areas in the north though which really throws it out there in centre stage.  One is the famous Douro Valley, and the other is the Dão area.