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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  • La Nina Roja Single Estate Gran Reserva Dop Carinena 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £5 from my local supermarket where it was on ... 60% cabernet sauvignon,30% tempranillo and 10% grenache. It was aged for five years two of them in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my bacon stew and I did enjoy it.It is a very fresh and fruity [blackcurrants and plums ] with fairly soft tannins a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bodegas Flaco Tempranillo 2011

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Andreza Reserva Vinho Tinto DOC Douro 2010

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... 20% tinta roriz [known as tempranillo elsewhere ] It is aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it.It is a deep ruby red or purple colour and there is some fairly intense cherry style fruit.My overiding impresion was not the ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • El Vinculo la Mancha Paraje le Golosa Gran Reserva Spain 2002

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Emilio Moro Finca Resalso 2013

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Finca Villacreces Pruno 2013

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  • Linajes Reserva 2010

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  • Tandem Ars Nova 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex ... 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% tempranillo and 20 % merlot. and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my pork chop supper and I did enjoy it.There is a lot of blackcurrant,cherry and blueberry fruit there,the tannins are soft but well structured and there is a li... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Can we talk about "gaminess" in wine for a second?  It's ... can be found in Cabernet, Tempranillo somewhat.  Pretty rarely would I describe Pinot, Sangio (except old Brunello), or Nebbiolo with that term.  I'm not exhaustively going through all the grapes that get put in the wines I drink, but that's a sample.  Syrah is very sensitive to soil... Read More

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  • Marqués de Riscal Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2005

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    Enjoyed two bottles with group of 5. With charcoal broiled rib eyes. Has improved since last taste 2012. Soft, integrated, lovely balance. Autumn leaves. No rough edges. At its apogee but will stay fine with proper storage. These bottles are why we love reds able to age gracefully. Read More

    Wine review by chapspot


  • 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...

    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. ...

    Comment by 340103VivaTempranillo 340103 VivaTempranillo


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

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