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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  • Bodega del Saz Buyante Spumatto Rose NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • This past week industry publication Wine Intelligence explored recent studies ... as Carmenere, Pinotage and Tempranillo are significantly more recognised and popular with this younger demographic than with wine drinkers as a whole.”With these things in mind, Hickey said, the future of wine market is a fascinating one. “From a wine industry pe... Read More

    From the article More Millennial: Wine Intelligence Discusses New Generation


  • Interesting bottle there Mark. I see it says Crianza on the bottle which I ... ... ... yet there isn't any Tempranillo in there. May just be alluding to the aging regimen required in Spain for that classification, and yes, cherry Kool-aid does not sound appetizing in a wineI found another interesting Macedonian red made from Vranec and Plavec... Read More

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  • Bodegas Mauro Vino de Mesa de Castilla Y León Mauro 2003

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    Crianza 2011 Read More

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Vinas del Cenit Villano Tempranillo 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009

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    Another one from a lunch at Marcello's. Big, burly, and just wonderful. Very full, dense, round, and smooth. Great complexity of black fruit, smoke, herb,earth, and soft aged oak.Finish goes on and on. Exceptionally priced for this quality. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Cano Tempranillo-Garnacha 2011

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    A good wine for the price but far from great but still very drinkable. Definitely improved with decanting. Cherry and rasberry mixed with very light vanilla and caramel. Read More

    Wine review by LiamZurich


  • I had this Triton Tridente tempranillo on Friday night (2012).  It was ridiculous.  We went for dinner with my boss and his wife, had some wine at his place first, had more at dinner and then back to his place, but first he wanted to get some wine at the liquor store nearby.  He got an Aussie shiraz and I thought I better get something comparabl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...


  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... ... [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps most often in that sauce have it either with pasta, or serve it as an accompanying side dish to cross-sliced steak malagasy (green and pink pepper and port wine sauce... Read More

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  • Morels are in season and I just picked up 3/8 of a pound, so I'm looking for some interesting and delicious recipes to try, so any suggestions, please post them! Read More

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