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

    From £52.00 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. Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva Rioja
    Granja Remelluri Gran Reserva Rioja, 2010
    Rioja
    Garnacha, Graciano, Malvasia, Moscatel, Tempranillo, Viura

    From £54.40 per bottle

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

    From £12.50 per bottle

  5. Vina Tondonia Reserva
    Vina Tondonia Reserva, 2006
    Rioja
    Tempranillo

    From £32.50 per bottle

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

    From £21.40 per bottle

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