How Touriga Nacional was rescued
31 Jan 2011 by Guest contributor
7 Feb - See also this thread in the forum.  For Shining a light on Portugal , I wanted to find out exactly when the flagship Portuguese red-wine variety Touriga Nacional was re-evaluated and saved from near extinction. The first person to answer my plea for information was Paul Symington of the Symington port family and this is his fascinating account - JR. In the 1970s, three groups of people started working on grape varieties in the Douro: Eng Taborda of the CEVVD, Cockburn's, and José Antonio Rosas and João Nicolão Almeida of Ramos Pinto. These studies did not result in a special emphasis on...

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