Tempranillo

Common synonyms: Tinto Fino, Ulle de Llebre, Tinto del Pais, Aragones(z), Cencibel, Tinto del Toro, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Riojano, Valdepeñas

 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Europe, not known exactly where
 
History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it could have been brought there by the Moors from somewhere else unknown. There are theories it’s a clonal offshoot of Pinot Noir, and though it shares some characteristics, it has been proven the two are not related. But regardless, Tempranillo, which means “early little one” for its penchant for early ripening, has become widely cultivated all over the world in many styles. 
 
It is the leading red grape in Spain, where it is called by many names according to where it’s grown. It is most distinguished as the main grape of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, where, particularly in the higher altitude vineyard locations, it is produced Read more »

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  • Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2005

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  • Just got back from a wine-centric trip to Paso Robles and Monterey ... ... Macho2015 Diablo Paso Wines Tempranillo2013 Villa Creek Mourvedre Damas Noir2015 Boekenoogen Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bell Ranch2016 Boekenoogen Chardonnay Estate2014 Talbott Chardonnay Cuvée Sarah Case Sleepy Hollow Vineyard2015 Windy Oaks Estate Pinot Noir2014 Windy ... Read More

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  • Altozano Tempranillo Semi Sweet Finca Constancia Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2015

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  • Enate Crianza Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Somontano 2014

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  • Matsu El Recio Toro 2015

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  • Castillo de Albai Rioja Reserva 2013

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    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and have no idea where my ... del ... ... del Rey,is made from the tempranillo grape, and as a Reserva was aged for a minimum of three years and at least one in oak. I started the bottle last night with my supper of pork chop.It is a full-bodied wine with plenty of fresh fruit [think blackcurrant,pl... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vizcarra Ribera del Duero 2010

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk ... ... mostly red and based on the tempranillo grape.Vizcarra is a small concern in this area and my bottle is their flagship cuvee,100% tempranillo aged for 15 months in oak barrels..I started one of my bottles last night with my supper of turkey breast.This is definite... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pleno Tempranillo Navarra 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.houseoftownend.com for ... ... area and my bottle is 100% tempranillo grape. I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken kiev. It is a wine bursting with fresh fruit [think blackcurant and cherry] with a hint of spice on the finish and soft,smooth but well structured tannins.In sho... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vintage Ink Limited Edition Whisky Barrel Aged Red 2015

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    Pours a muddled dark cherry color, with plum and Earthy soiled undertones. Aromas of booze right up front that soften with some oxidation, and along comes soft vanilla, dark cherry, liquor (whisky) and oak char. The flavors follow suit with plenty of smoky oak barrel, whisky, dark cherry and perhaps blueberry.....yup there's definitely blueber... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Coto de Imaz Reserva Rioja 2013

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  • spanish red wine-los molinos,temprranillo,valdepenas.a must for pate and cheeses,very well balanced and full of flavour,available in spain at £1 a bottle,does anyone sell this locally,one of the nicest i have EVER tasted.

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  • Yes, I do. Bodegas Paso Robles has a stellar, lower alcohol Tempranillo...and a Tempranillo Rose which is not to be missed. Wine maker, Dorothy Schuler take wine making seriously and buys only the finest grapes, from which she crafts her delicious array of Spanish and Portuguese wines. It is worth the trip to Paso Robles, CA. , just to sample h...

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  • Love the food friendliness of Tempranillo

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  • Yes, we were there visiting from the Laurence Welk Resort. I must say that we enjoyed the "lecture" on wines that Mick, and the other gentleman gave. Tom, who served the samples during the talk, was a very good server. Of all the wine tasting events we have been to, this one topped them all. Tom introduced us to your Belle Marie Tempranillo. ...

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  • Do you like the Rubens Tempranillo? I just enjoyed a bottle...very very dry, but enjoyable.

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