Oft touted as Portugal’s flagship red, Touriga Nacional is thought to originate from a village in Dão called Tourigo. The region is regarded as Portugal’s seat of classically structured wines of restraint and finesse. The continental climate, elevation and granite soils of this mountainous, inland region collectively underpin the freshness which drives the hallmark aromatics, line and length. Star varieties include Encruzado (white) and, for reds (typically blends), Touriga Nacional, Jaen (Spain’s Mencia) and Alfrocheiro. Old field blend vineyards add a host of other interesting grapes to the mix.