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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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  • As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant ... ... from lesser-known varieties. Tempranillo, Rhône varieties, Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Vermentino, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are all excellent bets. And, it’s worth going out of your way to find the hybrid Blanc du Bois, which is made in styles varying as widely... Read More

    From the article The Texas Wine Scene is Booming


  • You know it’s bad when Anheuser-Busch, the grandaddy of all beer ... ... turning their tastes toward Tempranillo and other varietals, their beer palate is is scoffing at watery lagers and calling for craft brews. “In fact, a recent Budweiser study found that 44% of drinkers aged 21 to 27 have never tried the brand,” the article said.  Budweise... Read More

    From the article Thank You Beery Much: Millennials Shunning Suds for Vino


  • Bodegas del Marqués de Vargas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2005

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    Wine review by mcrawford2


  • Bodegas del Marqués de Vargas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2007

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  • Bodegas del Marqués de Vargas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2007

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  • Marqués de Vargas Rioja Reserva 2009

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... price of ... price of $14, and an Uphill Tempranillo.  I had some question about whether they were switched at the bar, since the alleged Mourvedre tasted more like a crianza Tempranillo--bright and young, and far less herby and raspy--but both were very good with the meal.  Nearly a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Amador County 101


  • Once thought as the campy plonk to accompany a cultural and literal cloud of ... ... featuring varietals like tempranillo, albillo, garnacha and other grapes. Leiber also spoke with John Wurdeman, co-owner of the country of Georgia's Pheasant’s Tears winery. “Natural wine was considered hippie juice 15 years ago,” Wurdeman acknowledged.  Times... Read More

    From the article Hippies No More: Natural Wine Movement Gaining Momentum


  • Bodegas Numanthia Termes Termes Spain 2011

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    Another one from Perry's. Dense and smoky with loads of black fruit, smoke, cedar and oak. Long long finish of cedar and spice.chocolate and espresso.Soft and well balanced. by the glass at the wholesale bottle price of $18 Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Bodega Rejadorada Toro Novellum Crianza 2007

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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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  • 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. ...

    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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