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Tempranillo

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Notoriously food-friendly with soft tannins and a bright acidity, Tempranillo is the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions and important throughout most of Spain. Depending on location, it takes on a few synonyms; in Penedès, it is known as Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Furthermore in Portugal, known as Tinta Roriz, it is a key component both in Port and the dry red wines of the Douro. The New World regions of California, Washington and Oregon have all had success with Tempranillo, producing a ripe, amicable and fruit-dominant style of red.

Tasting Notes for Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a dry, red wine and produces medium-weight reds with strawberry and black fruit characteristics. Depending on growing conditions and winemaking, it can produce hints of spice, toast, leather, tobacco, herb or vanilla.

Perfect Food Pairings for Tempranillo

Tempranillo’s modest, fine-grained tannins and good acidity make it extremely food friendly. Pair these with a wide variety of Spanish-inspired dishes—especially grilled lamb chops, a rich chorizo and bean stew or paella.

Sommelier Secretsfor Tempranillo

The Spanish take their oak aging requirements very seriously, especially in Rioja. There, a naming system is in place to indicate how much time the wine has spent in both barrel and bottle before release. Rioja labeled Joven (a fresh and fruity style) spends a year or less in oak, whereas Gran Reserva (complex and age-worthy) must be matured for a minimum of two years in oak and three years in bottle before release. Requirements on Crianza and Reserva fall in between.

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  • Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2015  Front Label
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    • Bodegas y Vinedos Alion  2015  Front Label
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    • CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja 2015 Front Label
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    • El Coto Coto de Imaz Reserva 2015  Front Label
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    • Vina Sastre Crianza 2015  Front Label
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    • Dominio de Atauta Torre de Golban Reserva 2015  Front Label
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      Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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    • Orben Rioja 2015  Front Label
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    • Marques de la Concordia Lagunilla Crianza 2015  Front Label
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    • Bodegas Muga Torre Muga 2015 Front Label
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    • Numanthia Toro 2015  Front Label
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    • Carlos Serres Crianza 2015 Front Label
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    • El Coto Crianza 2015  Front Label
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      • Torres Altos Ibericos Crianza 2015 Front Label
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          • Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
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            • Emilio Moro Malleolus de Sanchomartin 2015  Front Label
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            • Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2015 Front Label
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              • Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva 2015  Front Label
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