Many see the Touriga Nacional in the Dão as superior to the same grape in the Douro. As in this wine, it has power and richness, but with extra complexity, the fruit powered by dark tannins. The structure is solid, with a firm, spicy elegance.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.