Supposedly from Dão, Touriga Nacional is also decisive in Douro where it used to be the major variety before the invasion of phylloxera. It is a noble variety and it is greatly appreciated, it is the most exalted variety in Portugal, and it is currently disseminated through almost all national regions, Alentejo, Lisbon, Setúbal, Bairrada, Tejo, the Algarve and the Azores. The thick skin, rich in colour pigmentation, helps you get intense and profound colours. The richness of the primary flavours is one of the hallmarks of this variety, and it may present itself both floral and fruity, intense and enthusiastic. Moderately productive, Touriga Nacional produces balanced wine but with different alcoholic content, and it has a remarkable aging capacity. Spain, Australia, France, Brazil, South Africa and California are some of the countries and regions that were converted to the charms of Touriga Nacional.