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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  • Bodega Matsu El Picaro Toro 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • As you can guess, the London Wine Trade calendar is choc-a-block with tastings. ... ... is headed by Unico, (Tempranillo with Cabernet Sauvignon), their flagship red, followed by Reserva Especial (a blend of top vintages) and Valbuena. Valbuena is generally made from younger vines (if 20-25 years can be classed as young) and in years when Unic... Read More

    From the article Spanish wines know no bounds.


  • Campo Viejo Reserva 2001

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    This was a 17 year old wine when I drank it. A bit off balance, but still rather good. Headaches in morning. Not sure if it was the age or the quality. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • La Vallada Olivier Riviere Vinos Arlanza Do 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Milcampos Tempranillo Vinas Viejas 2010

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    Good wine for the price. It took a few minutes to open up. Good staying power in the refrigerator. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza 2005

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    Wine review by WineyChrissy


  • 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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  • 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.

    Comment by 607257mr emmerton 607257 mr emmerton


  • Wineclan.com, the wine social network in spanish! Join!

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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...

    Comment by 452889geegeeswinetouring 452889 geegeeswinetouring


  • Love the food friendliness of Tempranillo

    Comment by 377149CarmineFio 377149 CarmineFio


  • 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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