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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  • Nuviana Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Los Monteros Valencia Reserva 2013

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    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Los Monteros Valencia Reserva 2013

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    I did not dislike it but i was not overwhelmed by it either. Read More

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  • Epoch Estate Wines Estate Blend 2014

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    Terrific wine. Dark fruit on opening--berry, stone fruit. Some herbalness--sage. Some may be intimidated by the 15% ABV, but I do not find it to be hot, although there is a "sweetness" that can probably be attributed to alcohol. A big, full-bodied wine with good structure. Lingering, pleasant aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Matsu El Viejo Toro 2016

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  • Bodegas Triton Tridente Tempranillo 2014

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    Cork in Cap 04/2020. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Daimon Rioja 2016

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    Cork in Cap 04/2020. Read More

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  • Bodegas Valdeorite Poderio Espanol Rutas del Toro Tempranillo Mazuelo Extremadura NV

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  • Portia Prima la Encina 2016

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    This Ribera del Duero is a first for me (not that surprising, really, as there is a lot of great stuff out there); its dark, brooding almost black robe invites the first sniff: there is cake spice, a dilute oil of cloves, menthol (14.5% ABV) and blackberry in abundance. Wonderfully powerful blackberry infusion on the palate with soft vanilla oa... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Alejandro Fernandez Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Crianza 2013

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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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