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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  • Campos Reales Canfora Reserva Especial 2010

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    Thick and richly concentrated aromas of dark blackberry fruit and black currant preserves. Dusty, dry and austere in the mouth, this relies on structure and texture to tell its story, with fruit playing a support role but having a solo of ripe black currant and black cherry on the mid palate before yielding to brambly earth, espresso and a long ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Release 2008

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    Wine review by Canaves


  • Sometimes we get used to paying upwards of $100 for a nice bottle of wine from the wine shop.  Those are the 'good days' that we want to remember, but soon you notice your bank account is dropping faster than Trumps approval rating, so you start looking for more value-oriented wines that are tasty in their own right.This topic is all about value... Read More

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  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... ... Ribera does red wines (from Tempranillo) almost exclusively and Rueda does white (from Verdejo). Additionally there are a number of companies that operate in both appellations.”Ribera del Duero is known for Tempranillo. A land of extremes, Ribera del Duero experien... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Excellent estate Tempranillo from Tildio winery in Lake Chelan Washington Read More

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  • So that 2013 Serendipity was no longer available at the Unwined wine shop. ... ... Monastrelle while I had the Tempranillo.  My flatbread was the prosciutto and goat cheese (a special one), while Sandra had the artichoke and goat cheese.  Both were very tasty. &nbs Read More

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  • Inspired by VV, I had Rioja last night.  But first some catching ... had ... ... had Cab Franc, wife had Tempranillo, and we all passed around our glasses.  (Very socialist bunch.  Easy when everyone is pretty equal to begin with.)  Then opened a 2012 Huet Clos de Bourg Sec with round one of dinner, lots of "baos" with various fillings, some ... Read More

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  • I ve tried the Nebbiolo of Cuna de Tierra, which is excellent. Its 60% ... ... Nebbiolo, 20% Malbec, 20% Tempranillo. Its a bold red wine, but it seemed less rustic and more refined then most mexican Baja wines. Cuna de Tierra is located in Guanajuato, central Mexico. There are new wineries opening all over Central Mexico... Queretaro, Aguasca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mexican wines


  • Bodegas Resalte de Penafiel Gran Resalte 2001

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    The wine is rich ruby color in the glass with great clarity. The nose presents pleasant aromas of blackberry, ripe plum, leather and tobacco. The taste is simply breathtaking, a building crescendo of black fruit at the outset, blackberry, plum and cherry that transitions effortlessly to some meaty notes of mocha and dark chocolate midpalate. ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • El Circo Tempranillo

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    Wine review by marymarchell


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