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 2009 Cepa 21 is from 15- to 25-year-old vines and aged in new French and American oak for 14 months. It has a very impressive bouquet with dark red fruit, wild strawberry, hints of dark chocolate and again, just a distant... Read More
A well-crafted wine revealing notes of ripe red fruit on the nose that changes to rich, dark fruit flavors on the palate. As the wine opens, the fruit notes give way to spice/pepper flavors on the mid-palate but the dark fruit... Read More
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