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.
A beautiful Gran Reserva that is a bargain at this price! The wine reveals notes of black cherry, spice, tobacco and leather that lead to a smooth, textured finish. The oaky undertones are balanced by the supple fruit while the... Read More
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Dense, deep ruby red color. On the nose, intense aromas of ripe fruits of the forest and Morello cherries blend with slightly toasted vanillin notes. Fresh, full and fleshy in the mouth, this wine delivers superb tannins that... Read More
To make their Gran Reserva wines, Riscal uses grapes from vines over 30 years old, from their own estate vineyards and bought in from associated local growers. Once the wine destined to become a Gran Reserva has been selected,... Read More