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Tempranillo

Tempranillo is the great Spanish red, famously featuring in the long lived wines of Rioja. It is an important variety in Portugal and emerging as a trendy variety in new world countries including Australia and the USA. Tempranillo is a thick skinned grape that tolerates warm weather. It is being increasingly planted to address the challenge of a changing climate. Classic tempranillo produce... continue reading
Tempranillo is the great Spanish red, famously featuring in the long lived wines of Rioja. It is an important variety in Portugal and emerging as a trendy variety in new world countries including Australia and the USA. Tempranillo is a thick skinned grape that tolerates warm weather. It is being increasingly planted to address the challenge of a changing climate. Classic tempranillo produces full bodied, purple wines with dark cherry, plum and earthy flavours. It can be made in a range of styles and is often blended with grenache to make a juicy, medium weight and aromatic wine.
Flavours in this Varietal dark cherry plum herbal tobacco leaf leather
Appropriate Cuisines red meats beef, roasted & barbequed meats, cured & smoked meats ham jamon, salami chorizo sausage, berry sauces, earthy sauces, tomato based pasta, tapas, sheep’s milk cheese manchego pecorino
Complementary Cheeses Queso Fresco, Carmody, Zamarano
Cellaring Potential 3-9 years

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