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 was excellent and this is a winner as well. Powerful aromas of red and dark berries, incense and Asian spice jump from the glass . Intense flavors of black raspberry and blueberry coat the mouth , with smoky earth and... Read More
This Crianza is a blend of 50% Tempranillo with 20% each Cabernet and Merlot, and 10% Syrah. It’s dry and lively, with lots of fruit and well-hidden astringency that makes the wine such a good palate-cleanser with food.... Read More