Okay. First of all I have to come clean here and admit I know NOTHING about wine. Nevertheless I still want to share here my findings in wine and what I’ve been learning
with the help of vivino.
All I know about wine so far was more or less based on trying, but I have to say that after I was introduced to the app Vivino I’ve been able to track what are my tastes and what types of wine/grape I’m drinking more, that among many other features the app offers… But anyways if you’re a wine enthusiast but kinda lazy (all the terms can be overwhelming for newbies) I would encourage you to download this app.
But moving on to the wine itself, it’s a Portuguese Douro Red from Northern Portugal and the grape is 100 % Touriga Nacional.
Here is a short description of this type of grape that I dared to take from Vivino’s website
Dark fruits, dark chocolate and flowers
Considered by many to be Portugal’s finest grape, Touriga Nacional is mostly known for port, but has increasingly made a name for itself as a key ingredient in dry reds, too.
The grape has reached status as Portugal’s national grape and is planted throughout the country, most extensively in Northern regions of Dao and Douro.
With strong tannins and a bright acidity, Touriga Nacional makes a great blending partner. This also makes it very eligible for aging, adding complexity to the wines over time. Good examples of this blended artistry are the Maximos Do Tejo Touriga Nacional and S. Jose Douro Tinto Touriga Nacional.
The wines are heavy in structure and aromatic with notes of dark fruits and flowers. Its intensity is also the reason why it often only used in small amounts when used in table wine blends.