Tempranillo, also known as Tinto Fino

Tempranillo

The oldest recorded mention to Tempranillo is dated from the 13th century at the Ribera del Duero region. The name Tempranillo comes from the Spanish “temprano”, early, in clear reference to the true identity of the early ripening varieties. 

Tempranillo clusters are packed, medium to big size, with small thick skinned berries. This variety is rather fruitful, with early budding and ripening. Tempranillo is affected by wind gusts, extreme drought, powdery mildew and eutypa dieback. Nevertheless it presents good endurance to botrytis cinerea. With high performances the colour intensity, acidity and fruit scents decrease.

Spain is the Tempranillo epicentre, and is the most cultivated red grape in the country. Tempranillo vineyards are distributed widely all over and get different names depending on the region. In the higher and colder regions of La Rioja, Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa it can ripen completely two weeks earlier than Garnacha, so both varieties have been traditionally blended.

Tempranillo wines are less alcoholic than Garnacha, Monastrell and Bobal wines. Its tannins are always present, its acidity is moderate and the taste ranges from spicy to leather, tobacco leaf and strawberry if aged in American oak casks as has been the tradition in La Rioja.  Tempranillo wines from Ribera del Duero usually have a more modern tailoring and as a rule are aged in French oak casks, so the fruit is much more intense and evident. Some up-to-date producers from Navarra and Castilla La Mancha season their Tempranillo wines with other varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Toro is maybe the appellation where the most strong and alcoholic Tempranillo wines are produced.

The most remarkable Tempranillo wine producers in Spain are: Artadi, Abel Mendoza, Finca Allende, Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, Remelluri, Roda, Señorío de San Vicente y Sierra Cantabria in La Rioja; Aalto, Alión, Alonso del Yerro, Alejandro Fernández Pesquera, Pago de los Capellanes, Pagos de Matanegra, Pérez Pascuas, Goyo García Viadero and Pingus in Ribera del Duero; Dominio del Bendito, Maurodos, Numanthia, Pintia, Telmo Rodríguez and Teso La Monja in Toro.

Synonyms: Tempranillo, Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, Tinta Fina, Tinta de Toro, Tinta Roriz, Aragonés, Tinta del País, Aragón, Verdiell

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Wine with Tinto Fino

Lecea Tinto 2013
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3,34 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Lecea Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo
Marmellans Rosat
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3,39 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Cataluña Grapes Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cariñena
Marmellans Negre
Quantity:
3,48 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Celler de Capçanes Appellation Cataluña Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cariñena
Protocolo Tinto 2015
Quantity:
3,62 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Dominio de Eguren Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Tempranillo
Protocolo Rosado 2016
Quantity:
3,62 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Dominio de Eguren Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Tempranillo
Castillo Monjardín Tempranillo 2013
Quantity:
3,80 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Bodegas Castillo Monjardín Appellation Navarra Grapes Tempranillo
Borsao Tinto Selección 2016
Quantity:
3,94 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Borsao Appellation Campo de Borja Grapes Garnacha, Syrah, Tempranillo
Ca n'Estruc Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,03 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Ca n'Estruc Appellation Cataluña Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
Codice 2015
Quantity:
4,08 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Dominio de Eguren Appellation VT Castilla Grapes Tempranillo
Lopez de Haro Tempranillo 2016
Quantity:
4,12 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo
Nekeas Tempranillo & Merlot 2016
Quantity:
4,21 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Nekeas Appellation Navarra Grapes Tempranillo, Merlot
Jardins Rosé 2015
Quantity:
4,26 £
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84
Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Castillo de Perelada Appellation Empordà Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Merlot
Enate Tapas 2016
Quantity:
4,35 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Enate Appellation Somontano Grapes Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Mesoneros de Castilla Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,49 £
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Bodegas Ismael Arroyo Appellation Ribera del Duero Grapes Tinto Fino, Albillo
Cune Rosado 2016
Quantity:
4,53 £
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Petit Albet Tinto 2014
Quantity:
4,90 £
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Albet i Noya Appellation Penedés Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Lopez de Haro Crianza 2014
Quantity:
4,95 £
bottle x6: 4,72 £/u. (-5%)
Other Vintages available: 2013
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Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Lopez de Haro Crianza 2013
Quantity:
4,95 £
Other Vintages available: 2014
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Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Bodega Classica Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
Dois Vales Douro 2013
Quantity:
4,99 £
Eco / Bio
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Nekeas Cepa por Cepa 2015
Quantity:
5,04 £
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Type of wine Young Crianza Red Winery Bodegas Nekeas Appellation Navarra Grapes Garnacha, Tempranillo
Londoño Tinto 2015
Quantity:
5,08 £
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Type of wine Young Red Winery DSL Bodegas y Viñedos Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo, Garnacha
Marqués de Riscal Rosado 2016
Quantity:
5,13 £
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Marqués de Riscal Rosado 2015
Quantity:
5,13 £
Other Vintages available: 2016
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Mayorazgo Joven 2016
Quantity:
5,13 £
bottle x6: 4,85 £/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Bodegas Calvo Arroyo Appellation Ribera del Duero Grapes Tinto Fino
Glorioso Crianza 2014
Quantity:
5,22 £
Charming
Other Vintages available: 2013
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90
Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Bodegas Palacio Appellation Rioja Grapes Tempranillo
Wine in moderation
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