The Tempranillo grape is primarily planted in Spain. Tempranillo is the primary grape of the most famous area of Spain, Rioja. In many Rioja wines Tempranillo is blended with Grenache and other grapes. There are some newer regions (newer in terms of export to the U.S.) where other clones of Tempranillo stand on their own and produce some stunning wines. One such are is Toro, where the Tempranillo clone is called Tinto de Toro. There are some very old vines in this region that produce some very concentrated and highly rated wines. There are some plantings of Tempranillo in Argentina where they have had some success with Tempranillo wines. Tempranillo is also used in Portugal, where it is called Tinta Roriz, as a minor grape in ports. Wherever they are from you should buy Tempranillo and Rioja wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
The 2005 Torre Muga is composed of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, and 10% Graciano. Purple-colored and made in a more international style, it presents a brooding bouquet of pain grille, mineral, scorched earth, incense, and blackberry.... Read More
The 2005 Palomero is 100% Tinta Fino sourced from a single vineyard with vines over 80 years of age. It was aged for 23 months in new French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Opaque purple-colored, it offers an... Read More
The 2010 Flor de Pingus is raised in 40% to 50% new French oak (Darnajou and Taransaud). It has a superb bouquet that is taut at first, but unfolds beautifully with very pure small dark cherries, cassis, orange blossom and a faint,... Read More