Tempranillo

Tempranillo

“This is the flagship grape variety of Spain, it is planted in most parts of the country and it is capable of producing some of of the finest and long lasting red wines in the world.”

Tempranillo is planted practically in all Spain. In Rioja, its relatively short growing cycle enables it to thrive in the often hash climate of the region’s higher, more Atlantic-influenced zones of Rioja Alta and Alavesa, where it constitutes up to 70% of the vineyards planted. In Ribera de Duero (where it is also known as Tinta del País or Tinto Fino) the climate is more continental, and the wines produced also offer concentration, elegance and ageing potential. Tempranillo is also found in other D.O.s like Toro under the name of Tinta de Toro, Navarra, Somontano, Catalonia under the name of Ull de Liebre, La Mancha under the name Cencibel. Outside Spain, the variety is principally planted in  Portugal,  Italy, California, Australia and Argentina.

Why we like Tempranillo?

We like Tempranillo because it is native from Spain and is the most representative and planted red grape in this country. Tempranillo is the backbone of most Rioja blends, and also produces some of the most sought-after  wines worldwide. We like it because it offers different styles of wines: light, easy-drinking from younger vines and oak-aged, concentrated and complex from older vines.

Youd love Tempranillo if you like…

…wines with lush textures and appealing fruit character, velvety tannins and balanced acidity. When young, these wines display notes of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries) combined with gentle touches of vanilla and coconut. After some years in the bottle, the fruit character become riper and the earthy notes more noticeable and are mixed with nuances of cedar, tobacco and wet leaves. Moreover, Tempranillo holds oak quite nicely, so you can find examples of this wine aged in American oak for long time producing spice, leather and tobacco flavours.

Also if you like the elegance and matured notes of a good Bordeaux.

Wines with this Grape Variety

previous next
Pago de Carraovejas Reserva de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Pago de Carraovejas Reserva 2011 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Pago de Carraovejas

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
Basape Rioja Reserva 2001 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Basape Rioja Reserva 2004

Region Rioja

Producer Luis Marín Diez

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£14.99

inc VAT
Rudeles 23 Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Rudeles 23 2013 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Rudeles

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha

Type Red

£11.29

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero 9 meses Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero 9 meses 2014 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£13.29

inc VAT
Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vina Ardanza Reserva 2007 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer La Rioja Alta

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha

Type Red

£21.49

inc VAT
Rudeles Finca la Nacion 2008 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Rudeles Finca la Nacion 2008 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Rudeles

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha

Type Red

£21.49

inc VAT
Finca de los Arandinos Rioja Crianza 2010 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Finca de los Arandinos Rioja Crianza 2013

Region Rioja

Producer Finca de los Arandinos

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha,
Mazuelo / Cariñena

Type Red

£11.29

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2011 Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2013 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon

Type Red

£17.99

inc VAT
Vina Asomante Gran Reserva Rioja 1998 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Vina Asomante Rioja Gran Reserva 1998

Region Rioja

Producer Luis Marín Diez

Variety Tempranillo,
Mazuelo / Cariñena

Type Red

£18.99

inc VAT
Finca de los Arandinos Malacapa Rioja 2012 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Finca de los Arandinos Malacapa 2014 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer Finca de los Arandinos

Variety Tempranillo,
Mazuelo / Cariñena

Type Red

£9.29

inc VAT
CarmeloRodero_Reserva_NuevaImagen

Carmelo Rodero Reserva 2012 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon

Type Red

£24.49

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarrena Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2012 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
Roda Reserva 2003 Rioja

Roda Reserva 2011 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer Bodegas Roda

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha,
Graciano

Type Red

£24.29

inc VAT
Vega Sicilia Valbuena de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 5 2009 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Vega Sicilia

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot

Type Red

£110.00

inc VAT
Vega Sicilia Pintia de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vega Sicilia Pintia 2010 Toro

Region Toro

Producer Pintia (Vega Sicilia)

Variety Tinta de Toro

Type Red

£50.00

inc VAT
Vega Sicilia Alion de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vega Sicilia Alión Reserva 2011 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Alión (Vega Sicilia)

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£68.90

inc VAT
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2005 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer La Rioja Alta

Variety Tempranillo,
Graciano

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
Benjamin Romeo La Cueva del Contador de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Benjamín Romeo La Cueva del Contador 2010 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer Benjamín Romeo

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£69.90

inc VAT
Pago de Carraovejas Anejon de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Pago de Carraovejas El Anejón 2010 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Pago de Carraovejas

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot

Type Red

£79.90

inc VAT
Vuelta de Terca Rioja de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vuelta de Terca 2010 Rioja

Region Rioja

Producer David Sampedro Gil

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha,
Graciano

Type Red

£23.99

inc VAT
Marques de Caro Tempranillo Valencia de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Marqués de Caro Tempranillo 2015 Valencia

Region Valencia

Producer Valsan 1831

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£8.29

inc VAT