Delphi, 2022

Touriga Franca, Rosé

The colour with which this wine presents us is a subtle pink, but with a certain liveliness. In the nose it presents us with a lot of ripe fruit, especially wild fruit and also some floral notes. On the palate it has good structure, good acidity and a smooth finish, but with some intensity.

Touriga Francais a type of grape that is commonly used in the production of Portuguese wine. It is believed to have originated in the Douro Valley region of Portugal, where it has been cultivated for centuries. The grape is known for its ability to produce bold, full-bodied wines with high tannin levels and complex flavors.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Touriga Francais was primarily used as a blending grape in Port wines. However, in the late 20th century, there was a shift towards using the grape in single varietal wines. Today, Touriga francais is widely considered one of the best grape varieties for producing high-quality red wines in Portugal.

Touriga Francesa is lighter and more perfumed than Touriga Nacional, adding finesse to the wine. Touriga Francesa has been described by Jancis Robinson as playing "Cabernet Franc to Touriga Nacional’s Cabernet Sauvignon". It is a cross of two other indigenous Portuguese wine grape varieties — Mourisco tinto and Touriga Nacional. Touriga Francesa is quite similar to Touriga Nacional, needing harsh conditions to keep vigor down as it gets on the steep arid slopes of the Douro. It is usually trained low to the ground under one of the Royat systems. Yields are medium (1,5 kg/vine), not as bad as Touriga Nacional.

Bottles Acidity Alcohol
350 3.2 g/L 14%
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