Tempranillo

  • Grape
  • temp-rah-nee-oh

Spain’s top red wine, made famous by Rioja, where wines are classified (in part) by how long they age in oak. What’s amazing, is a well-made Tempranillo ages for over 20 years.

Primary Flavors

  • Cherry

  • Dried Fig

  • Cedar

  • Tobacco

  • Dill

Taste Profile

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

Handling

  • Serving Temp Room
    60–68°F / 16–20°C
  • 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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