Touriga Nacional is a dark-skinned grape variety, which originated from Portugal. The grape contributes firm tannins and the ability to age well in wine. This grape is traditionally blended to produce port.
The dominant flavours carried in this grape include, blueberry, plumb, mint, and violet. Touriga Nacional consists of a high acidity, body, tannin and alcohol levels. This grape pairs best with; steaks, goat, or chocolate (if the wine is fortified).