Tempranillo

  • Grape
  • temp-rah-nee-oh

Spain's top variety, made famous by the wines of Rioja, where wines are classified by how long they age in oak. A well-made Tempranillo will age over 20 years.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Cherry

  • Dried Fig

  • Cedar

  • Tobacco

  • Dill

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room (60–68°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 1 Hour
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $23.00

Food Pairing

Bolder, aged Tempranillo wines pair nicely with steak, gourmet burgers and rack of lamb. Fresher styles match well with baked pasta and other tomato-based dishes

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