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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  • Rio Madre Rioja Tempranillo 2014

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    Good amount of sediment. Full bodied. Missing tempranillo sweetness. It got buried in the complexity. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Emilio Moro Finca Resalso 2016

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    Binny's 11/17. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... Noir, 19% Chardonnay and 3% Tempranillo Rosé is barrel-aged for 12 months in used French oak.  It's chock full of black cherry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit; along with, subtle savory herbal characteristics of sage and rosemary and a hint of earth, sea salt a... Read More

    From the article The One and Only Wine You Need This Thanksgiving


  • Senda Tempranillo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2014

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    Soft clay and creamy, floral notes of black currant and blackberry on the nose. Dark cherry and blackberry notes on the palate are rich and textured with a good heft, zesty acidity and baking spice with a refreshing palate of black fruit preserves and chewy tannins on the long, fruit forward finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Cubo Tempranillo Roble Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2014

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    Black cherry and black currant aromas with a touch of spice. Earthy spice in the mouth with a thick jammy palate of black currant and a licorice note towards the finish that ends in thick tannins and a cherry cola freshness. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Callejo Crianza 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Finca Museum Cigales Reserva 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Marques de Murrieta Gran Reserva Rioja Finca Ygay Limited Edition 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Senda Tempranillo la Mancha 1966

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    No written review

    Wine review by Silvia Exitalia


  • Felix Callejo Callejo Seleccion de Vinedos de la Familia 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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!

    Comment by 517983marsob 517983 marsob


  • 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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