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Tempranillo

Sinónimos: Tinto fino, Tinta del país, Tinta de Toro

Resistance to pests and diseases: This variety is very delicate and highly susceptible to the inclemency of the weather. It is very prone to pests (especially pylloxera, which ravaged vines in the nineteenth century and is still a threat to vineyards) and diseases and has little resistance to drought and high temperatures.


Available at Vinoseleccion.co.uk - Wines made from Tempranillo: Abelenda Red Reserva Cosecha 2012 Alión Aged Red Cosecha 2011 Arbucala Premium Aged Red Cosecha 2008 Arroyo Red Reserva Cosecha 2005 Arroyo Red Crianza Cosecha 2013 Arroyo Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Artadi Viña el Pisón Red Cosecha 2009 Austum Aged Red Cosecha 2014 Barón de Ley Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Barón de Ley Finca Monasterio Aged Red Cosecha 2010 Barón de Oja Red Crianza Cosecha 2006 Bene Placitum Red Reserva Cosecha 2012 Beronia Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Bohorquez Red Reserva Cosecha 2007 Cepa Gavilan Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Cerro Añón Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Conde de Valdemar Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Contino Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Cosme Palacio Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Cosme Palacio Aged Red Cosecha 2010 Coto Real Red Reserva Cosecha 2005 Coto Real Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Cune Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Daimon Aged Red Cosecha 2010 Dehesa La Granja Aged Red Cosecha 2005 Dehesa La Granja Aged Red Cosecha 2007 Dehesa La Granja Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Dominio de Campo Viejo Aged Red Cosecha 2011 El Pedrosal Red Crianza Cosecha 2011 El Vínculo Red Reserva Cosecha 2012 Emina Prestigio Aged Red Cosecha 2014 Enate Reserva Privada Red Reserva Cosecha 2012 Era Costana Red Reserva Cosecha 2006 Excelion Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Félix Azpilicueta Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Finca La Emperatriz Cuvée Especial Red Reserva Cosecha 2013 Finca la Emperatriz Edición Limitada Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Glorioso Red Crianza Cosecha 2010 Glorioso Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Glorioso Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Gran Feudo Viñas Viejas Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Idhun Red Crianza Cosecha 2007 Irius Colección Aged Red Cosecha 2010 Izadi Seleccion Aged Red Cosecha 2007 Lan Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2007 Marqués de Cáceres Edición Especial Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Marqués de Caceres Excellens Rosé Cosecha 2016 Marqués de Cáceres Selección Especial Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Marques de Murrieta Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Marques de Vargas Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2010 Marqués de Villamagna Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Marqués de Vitoria Selección de Familia Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Martin Berdugo MB Aged Red Cosecha 2013 Matarromera Club Aged Red Cosecha 2013 Melior 3 Aged Red Cosecha 2013 Miros de Ribera Red Crianza Cosecha 2004 Miros de Ribera Especial Red Reserva Cosecha 2005 Monasterio de los Olivos Red Crianza Cosecha 2014 Monte Real de Familia Red Reserva Cosecha 2010 Monteabellón Selección Red Crianza Cosecha 2010 Montecillo Red Reserva Cosecha 2005 Montecillo Coleccion Privada Red Reserva Cosecha 2010 Murviedro PS Red Reserva Cosecha 2007 Neo Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Nocedal Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2001 Núa Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Ondarre Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Opta Calzadilla Aged Red Cosecha 2011 Orot Viñas Viejas Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Pesquera Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Pesquera Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Pesquera Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Pesquera Aged Red Cosecha 2012 Portia Vendimia Seleccionada Aged Red Cosecha 2011 Pradorey Cuvée Primium Red Reserva Cosecha 2007 Principe de la Paz Red Crianza Cosecha 2012 Príncipe de Viana Edición Limitada Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Protos Club Red Crianza Cosecha 2013 Protos Serie Privada Aged Red Cosecha 2003 Protos Tinto Fino Aged Red Cosecha 2011 Protos Vendimia Seleccionada Aged Red Cosecha 2011 Protos Vendimia Seleccionada Aged Red Cosecha 2013 Pujanza Aged Red Ramón Bilbao Red Crianza Cosecha 2010 Ramón Bilbao Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2008 Ramón Bilbao Finca Valpierre Red Reserva Cosecha 2010 Rasgo Aged Red Cosecha 2007 Rasgo Aged Red Cosecha 2008 Rioja Vega Red Crianza Cosecha 2014 Rioja Vega Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Rolland Galarreta Aged Red Cosecha 2010 Sayago 830 Aged Red Cosecha 2007 Secreto de Viña Mayor Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Señorío de Cuzcurrita Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Señorio de Nava Coto Monzón Crianza 2011 Red Crianza Cosecha 2011 Sommos Crianza Red Crianza Cosecha 2012 Spiga Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Torre de Oña Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Valbuena 5 º Año Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Valdelosfrailes Rosé Cosecha 2014 Valdemar Red Reserva Cosecha 2006 Valduero 22 Meses Aged Red Cosecha 2010 Vega Sicilia Único Aged Red Cosecha 2007 Via Lactea Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Viña Amézola Red Crianza Cosecha 2007 Viña Assa Red Reserva Cosecha 2007 Viña Herminia Red Reserva Cosecha 2008 Viña Mayor Red Crianza Cosecha 2011 Viña Olvido Red Gran Reserva Cosecha 2002 Viña Pedrosa Red Reserva Cosecha 2011 Viña Pedrosa Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Viña Pedrosa Red Reserva Cosecha 2009 Viña Real Red Crianza Cosecha 2011 Viña Real Red Crianza Cosecha 2009 Viña Real Cuvée Especial Red Reserva Cosecha 2013 Viña Sastre Pesus Aged Red Cosecha 2009 Viyuela Red Crianza Cosecha 2013 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Red Crianza Cosecha 2013 Zuazo Gastón Red Reserva Cosecha 2013

Bunches are large, spherical and compact with medium-sized purplish black, spherical grapes with thick skins and particular jammy and fruity flavours. This variety is versatile and its quality varies depending on factors like the age of the vine, whether or not production is limited, etc. It generally has a good polyphenol content (making it perfect for long periods of barrel ageing), low acidity (this is usually remedied by blending it with more acidic varieties such as Graciano, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon), and a high concentration of tannins (which allows long periods in oak casks and the bottle and is one of the secrets of its longevity). The wines are usually deep ruby red with aromas of red fruit and berries, tobacco, vanilla and leather. Reservas or Grandes Reservas made from it are generally single-varietal.

Origen

It is the Spanish grape par excellence and the variety that is best known outside Spain. Originally from northern Spain (La Rioja), it is currently grown practically all over the country (and is considered the “noble variety” of Spain), in more than 30,000 hectares of land, and accounts for 61% of vineyards in the D.O.Ca. Rioja. Its name refers to the fact that it ripens early (temprano in Spanish), before most Spanish red grapes. It was traditionally cultivated in the regions of Valdepeñas and La Rioja, where it is the most important variety. Settlers took it to America in the seventeenth century, and from there it spread all over the world (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay, California, Australia, United States, South Africa…). It is also a very important variety in Portugal. Today’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero wines are chiefly made from this variety, which has very good ageing potential.

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