You are fond of red wines, but you are craving something unique and different? It is time for you to drink a glass of Tempranillo, Spain’s number one wine grape variety.
Boasting characteristics of a Cabernet Sauvignon and the nature of medium-bodied, lighter-styled red wines, Tempranillo provides an outstanding wine experience. When young, Tempranillo is known for its freshness and fruitiness; however, with some ageing it acquires hints of leather, tobacco and oak flavors seasoned wine enthusiasts love. The overall taste of Tempranillo is savory rather than sweet.
From Rioja to Navarra, and from Ribera del Duero through Toro, La Mancha and the Penedès, Tempranillo is a grape that define and embodies the Spanish red wine spirit.
Interesting Wine Facts About Tempranillo
For a long time people regarded Tempranillo as a slightly rustic Spanish grape of strict local appeal. Nowadays, there can be no doubt about it, Tempranillo has become, by and large, a highlight of the red wine varieties of Spain. That’s why we are listing a few interesting facts every wine lover needs to know (but just might not) about this excellent Spanish grape:
- It’s the dominant red grape in Rioja, which was Spain’s first region to become a household name.
- The name, Tempranillo, comes from the Spanish temprano, meaning “early,” which is fitting as it ripens earlier than other native grapes.
- It has a white mutant.There exists a small, white mutation of Tempranillo called Tempranillo Blanco. Authorized for use in White Rioja. Tempranillo Blanco wines feature citrusy tropical fruit flavors.
- Tempranillo is not only indigenous to Spain, but it is also very old. It’s been present on the Iberian Peninsula since the Phoenicians settled it in 1100 B.C.
- Tempranillo is the fourth-most planted variety in the world and is one of the nine major red wine grapes.
Most Common Tempranillo Regions in Spain
Although Tempranillo is one of Spain’s top red wine, if not the signature red wine, it can go by many different names depending on the region. Rioja is by far the easiest to identify. The most common Tempranillo regions are Rioja and Navarra, Ribera del Duero, Toro, Cigales, La Mancha, and Ribera del Guadiana. Each region delivers distinct Tempranillo wines. Worth mentioning is La Mancha and Ribera del Guadiana, larger regions, which produce great-value Tempranillo wines in Spain.
Enjoy the Lusty Tempranillo of VenToSpain and Delight Yourself with an Authentic Spanish Wine Experience
If you have never tasted Tempranillo before, you do not know what you are missing! The locally produced Tempranillo of VentoSpain is infused with all the flavor and unique personality of Spain. Affording fruity aroma of strawberries and blackberries, and a darker, deeper ruby color with hints of purple, our Tempranillo captivates all senses. Well-balanced and fresh on the palate, this easy drinking wine with a pleasant lingering flavor won’t disappoint. If you really want to see what Spaniards are drinking, add a bottle of our Tempranillo to your collection. Do not miss out on discovering what VenToSpain has in store for you!
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Sources: www.winefolly.com, www.jancisrobinson.com