The Tempranillo Grape

The Tempranillo Grape

This is Spain’s signature grape, known since Phoenician settlements. It gets its name from temprano (early) because it ripens several weeks earlier than other red grapes in Spain. It makes full-bodied red wines and brings an aging quality to the wine. It is frequently blended.

In Rioja, where it is the principal grape, it is blended with Grenache and Mazuelo (Carignan) and aged in oak. In Portugal, it is known as Tinta Roriz and used as one of the Port blends.

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  1. Lindes de Remelluri Rioja
    Lindes de Remelluri Rioja , 2014
    Rioja
    Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo

    From £21.40 per bottle

  2. La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva, 2010
    Rioja
    Garnacha, Tempranillo

    From £26.00 per bottle

  3. Ave Memento Natural Blend
    Ave Memento Natural Blend, 2007
    Mendoza
    Bonarda, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo

    From £52.00 per bottle

  4. Celler Alimara Llumí Negre
    Celler Alimara Llumí Negre, 2017
    Catalonia
    Syrah, Tempranillo

    From £12.50 per bottle

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