TEMPRANILLO

Tempranillo, is the most extensively planted wine grape globally.  It is a black grape variety used to generate full-bodied red wines in its home country of Spain. The name is derived from the Spanish word Temprano (meaning "early"), alluding to the fact that it ripens several weeks before most Spanish red grapes.

It is a moderately thick-skinned red grape with a high anthocyanin content, which produces deep-colored red wines with mild tannins and, where rosé is created from the variety, typically quite dark pink hues. The moderately thin skins of Tempranillo grapes produce a ruby-colored wine. Tempranillo has a medium body, low to medium acidity, and soft tannins as a single varietal.

Tempranillo is an ancient grape that dates back to the ninth century. Originating on the Iberian Peninsula, where the great bulk of plantings are still located, Tempranillo has moved to Spanish-influenced new world wine regions such as Mexico and Northern California.

What Flavor Does Tempranillo Wine Have?

Tempranillo wines from the New World have greater fruit tastes, such as cherry and tomato sauce, followed by chunky tannins and fewer earthy characteristics. Tempranillo is either medium-bodied or full-bodied, with flavors of red fruit. If you have never tried Tempranillo before, you may discover that it has a flavor profile similar to Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Good vintages of Tempranillo aged in new wood produce a full-bodied flavor. Tempranillo typically has an orange tint. Although the taste is intense, the texture generally is neither oily nor thick.

How Should You Serve and Pair Tempranillo Wine?

It is difficult to go wrong when matching meals with Tempranillo. The wine's savory smoothness and fruity finish pair well with many foods, including grilled meat, tomato-based meals, and paella. The modest tannin and acidity of Tempranillo can also complement spicy dishes. Before more structured reds such as cabernet sauvignon, serve Tempranillo at a meal with many pairings.

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TEMPRANILLO

TEMPRANILLO

TEMPRANILLO