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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  • After clearing out a bunch of spam was nice to see this. Thanks ... some ... some champers and Spanish tempranillo. Went out on a two-day Buddhist mountain-hermit retreat before that. Meditating under the waterfall and all that good stuff--yeah, in wintertime. So back in town the wine and feel-good homestyle vittles were nice.  ; Read More

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  • Per Facebook, but assuming it's accurate. Hope some nice bottles are opened. I have a dinner party later myself, will raise a glass. Read More

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  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2010

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    Had this with dinner at Ruth's Chris. Felt like it still had a few more years until it reaches its peak.A bit pricey at RC given its retail pricing, but given the overall Wine List pricing, a bargain there. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Woodstock Mclaren Vale the Octogenarian 2013

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    young, with a lot of cherry fruits Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Senorio de Sarria Crianza 2011

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    big and fruity, some oak and savouriness Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Just picked up my Invino shipment of the 2007 Valduero Reserva from FedEx this ... recommended if you enjoy the Tempranillo varieta Read More

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  • El Jefe Grande 2015

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    Wonderful fruit forward wine. Perfect tannins, completely well balanced. Almost a bit jammy. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Don Luciano Pink Moscato Jaume Serra NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Zuazo Gaston Rioja Reserva 2008

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  • White wine with fish and red wine with meat, right? Sparkling before still ... ... ... eating. I reach for a Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, which is a bold red wine with dark berry fruit flavors, and a kiss of vanilla from the oak, and I’ll drink that with anything from soups and salads to dessert. I like it. It tastes good. And that is a... 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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  • 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...

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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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