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Delaforce Touriga Nacional is the flagship wine of Delaforce made from Portugal’s most famous grape variety, grown in prime vineyard locations in the Douro valley. Complex aromas of plum and vanilla followed by concentrated blackcurrant and subtle oak from 12 months oak ageing.
The Delaforces are an old family of Huguenot origin which can trace its history back over 700 years. Their involvement in the port business dates from 1834 when John Fleurriet Delaforce came to Oporto to set up the new firm of Martinez Gassiot on behalf of its partners. In 1868 his son George Henry Delaforce founded his own firm, the House of Delaforce.
In the years that followed, Delaforce rapidly became established as one of the leading port wine companies developing its sales in Germany, France, England, Ireland, Russia and the Scandinavian countries, as well as in Portugal itself. Between 1894 and 1906 the company was distinguished with a warrant as supplier of port wine to the Portuguese Royal Household.
Over 30 classic Douro grape varieties can be used to make port but only a handful of the best are planted in the Delaforce vineyards, each contributing its unique character and flavour to the blend. These include the Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz.
Producer Website: www.delaforce.pt
Grape: Torriga Nacional