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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  • DM - as you know, it's originally from Spain in Aragon. It was the most ... a lot of Garnacha instead of Tempranillo, is pretty warm. Today, people are bottling monovarietal Garnacha there and it should be different from anywhere else. I would dearly love to taste some from BC because I can't believe it would thrive ther Read More

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  • Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5° 2010


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • ...  There are several Tempranillo and Carmeneres now Read More

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  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

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  • Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza 2010


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Rioja 2005


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Why we all do DV!!!In the context of, say, Vino's vintages from the ... in ... in general but definitely in Tempranillo. I've done tastings where we'll have the same wine from say three or four different vintages of maybe 10 years apart. Typically there's less difference between the 70s and 80s than between the 90s and 2000s. I've guessed that... Read More

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  • R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Rioja 2003


    There's a bit of age on this now and it's starting to show beautifully with fine fruit notes of bright cherry and strawberry with cinnamon spice and more savory worcestershire and black molasses as well. This is quite soft in the mouth, with plenty of fruit left to fill the palate, mostly cherry and strawberry with lots of loamy clay and earth f... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Wine Lot Paso a Paso Tempranillo 2 Bottles Wine Boxes


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • DV - The Tildio Tempranillo was really good.  We finished the bottle last night so I didn't get the chance to see how it changes over night.I'm in for Secret Santa.  Do you have any trips to the States planned for the holidays? Read More

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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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