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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  • Spain

    Spain is one of the word’s largest wine-producing regions. It comprises most of the Iberian Pen...

  • Catalunya

      Catalunya (Catalonia in Spanish) is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula and...

  • Ribera Del Duero

    This region is located within Castilla y Leon and runs along the Duero River. The area concentr...

  • Castilla y León

    This region is located north-northwest of Madrid. Its terrain is a combination of flat, open pl...

  • Rioja

    The Rioja region of Spain produces one of the world’s finest, and most long lived wines: Rioja. R...

  • Argentina

    Argentina is one of the top five wine-producing countries in the world. For a long time, most o...

  • Castilla-la Mancha

      Castilla la Mancha is a region located in the central Iberian plateau that up until recent...

  • Aragón

      This region, rich in history, was once the home of celebrated 16th century royals Ferdinan...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

Popular Wineries using Tempranillo

  • Bodegas Muriel

    Bodegas Muriel markets the brands Muriel, Vina Muriel, Baron de Barbon, Solariego, El Somo and Mo...

  • Raimat

    We like what we make, wines with character. That's why we have continued to do so since 1914. And...

  • Marqués de Griñon

    The Marqués de Griñon estate, in the family since 1292, was the first in Spain to be granted its ...

  • Bodegas Olarra, S.A,

    Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, right in the heart of the Denominación de ...

  • Bodegas El Nido

    Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, S...

  • Bodegas Baron de Ley

    A dream come true, BARÓN DE LEY is a winery which was devised and founded in 1985 by a small grou...

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Tempranillo on Snooth

  • San Vicente 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by flammifera


  • Muga Torre Muga 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by mjdvorkin


  • Telmo Rodríguez Tempranillo Blend Cigales Viña 105 2005

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    Wine review by mjdvorkin


  • Altos de Luzon Finca Luzon 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by mjdvorkin


  • Raimat Tempranillo Costers del Segre 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by matterhorn78


  • Bodegas Tarsus Red Blend Ribera del Duero Tarsus 1999

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    Strong drying tannins. Strong acidity. Powerful for an 8 year old wine. (Tasted as part of a marathon at the Wines from Spain trade event.) Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Ysios Doca Rioja 2001

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    100% tempranillo. A nice, dirty wine with good, dark fruit notes. Good finish. (Tasted as part of a marathon at the Wines from Spain trade event.) Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Telmo Rodriguez Gago Toro 2003

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    Our house wine at the Tapas place down the street...we all love it. Incredible value for money, especially here in Switzerland, where the wines aren't cheap! Read More

    Wine review by Rehoboam33


  • Numanthia Termes 2004

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    I had this at Charlie Palmer Steak in Las Vegas. This is simply an awesome wine - the very definition of a Spanish red wine. For a substantially cheaper but equally compelling wine, try the $80 baby brother, Numanthia. If you like the Numanthia, you will be blown away by the Termanthia. At $250 retail, this is very much a special occasion wine. Read More

    Wine review by UTLawyer


  • Marques de Arienzo Gran Reserva 1996

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    Musty, leathery, muted - very thick and emollient. A very old world style wine - good with food. (Tasted as part of a marathon at the Wines from Spain trade event.) Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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