Tempranillo (also known as Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, and Tinta del Pais in Spain, Aragonez or Tinta Roriz in Portugal, and several other synonyms elsewhere) is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes.
Unlike more aromatic red wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Pinot noir, Tempranillo has a relatively neutral profile so it is often blended with other varieties, such as Grenache and Carignan (known in Rioja as Mazuelo), or aged for extended periods in oak where the wine easily takes on the flavor of the barrel. Varietal examples of Tempranillo usually exhibit flavors of plum and strawberries.
Our Tempranillo Selection:
Yllera Dominus 2011
Viña Pedrosa Cepa Gavilan Crianza 2015 - 96 Points
Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2013
Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva 2014 - 94 Points
Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva 2012 - 94 Points
Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva 2011 - 98 Points
Viña Pedrosa Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección 2011 - 99 Points
Viña Pedrosa Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección 2010 - 99 Points
Viña Pomal Crianza 2015
Viña Pomal Reserva 2013 - 92 Points
Viña Pomal Alto de la Caseta 2012