In Spain, the casual greeting of “buenas” signifies the start to an enjoyable gathering among friends and family. ¡buenas! is the perfect choice for these occasions, both large and small. Sourced from 100 percent estate-grown fruit from select vineyards throughout Spain by one of country’s leading and most reputable wine-producing families, ¡buenas! is a wonderful introduction to the beauty of Spain and the traditional varieties of the area. Designated Vino de Espana, ¡buenas! wines are sourced from top Tempranillo and Viura vineyards in Rioja and La Mancha. ¡buenas! wines are made to be enjoyed today. Bright and fruit forward, the Tempranillo and Viura are made in a modern style with generations of winemaking history standing behind them.
Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port wine.