This grape varietal is perhaps the most praised in Portugal, as it is now found in practically every region of the country. It is a noble varietal and very much beloved; the fourth most planted in the Setúbal Peninsula.
Touriga Nacional provides an intense colour and wines created from it are elegant, balanced, deep-purple, full-bodied, powerful and have exceptional aromatic qualities.
- The thick skin, rich in colouring matter, provides intense colours. The abundance of aromas that originate from this grape varietal is strongly characteristic, simultaneously presenting floral and fruity notes, always so intense and penetrating.
- With its soft and warm aroma, mature wild fruit notes predominate, such as blackberry and blueberry, with floral nuances that invoke violets, French lavender, and sometimes, rock-rose notes.
- It creates wines with a good alcohol content, harmonious and with an excellent ageing ability, gaining aromatic complexity as it ages in the barrel.