High quality variety native to the Duoro region of Portugal even though the word “Franca” might seem to imply it came from France. Used as one of the leading grapes in the blend to make Port. Has somewhat more finesse and a more refined aroma than touriga nacional which is one of its parents. The other is a Portuguese grape called marufo. Touriga Franca is also used in the dry table wines of Portugal’s Douro region.