Tempranillo Wine

Students of Spanish will note that the name is similar to temprano, meaning “early”. Tempranillo is the diminutive form of the word, and refers to the early ripening qualities of the grape, often harvested more than a month before other varietals. Tempranillo produces a full-bodied, smooth, fruity wine which forms the basis of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and countless other Spanish reds. Plantings are now increasing all over the world where it plays a part in blends and in single varietal red and rose wines, particularly in South America where it is often blended with Malbec.

The immediate fruit tones of Tempranillo are plum, cherry and tomato, with very concentrated flavours in the best examples, but you might also get notes of leather, tobacco and vanilla, especially when aged in oak barrels, as in Rioja.

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