Tempranillo Food Pairing
Tempranillo pairs with all kinds of food because it's savory. The regional Spanish cuisine includes roasted vegetables and cured meats like the lusty Jamón Iberico de Bellota.
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Tempranillo is a primary red wine grape for much of Spain, especially those from the Ribera del Duero and the Rioja Alta. It is also a key blending varietal in Port and known by the name of tinta roriz in Portugal's Douro Valley.
Tempranillo vines in Spain.
The Tempranillo (tem-prah-NEE-yoh) grape is as important to Spain as the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is to the Médoc. The great reds of Rioja and Ribera del Duero are Tempranillo based.
The vine variety Tempranillo
One of Spain's best wine grapes, planted under different names all over the country. There are almost 70,000 hectares planted with Tempranillo, though it produces the best performance in colder regions such as Rioja or Ribera del Duero.
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Pronounced tem-pra-nee-yo, this native Spanish grape is grown in both north and central Spain.
Spain's leading red variety delivers a richly satin-like texture as well as deep, black fruit flavour, often tinged with strawberry aroma. Chocolatey tannins are often a feature.
~: The most popular red grape in Spain; common in Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
"The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams."
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866),
English satirist and author.
~: The grape of Rioja. Many of the characteristics of Rioja are derived from the long oak-ageing. Characteristics: vinified without oak, you might find strawberries and soft spices.
Spain's most noble red-grape variety, capable of producing dry, scented wines worth aging
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Grown originally in the Rioja region of Spain, ~ is a full bodied red and is often blended with Grenache.
~ is best known as the principal ingredient of Rioja, where is ability to age well is important. Being itself of relatively mild flavour it easily shows oak influences and allows other grape varieties to show their character.
None in Australia. The variety is also known in Spain as Tinto Madrid, Tinto de la Riojga, Tintao Fino, Tinto del Pais and Tinto de Toro, in Portugal as Tintao Roriz or Aragonêz, in California as Valdepenas and in Italy as (probably) Negretto.
One of Spain's most important red wine grapes, ~ is the dominant varietal in that country's famous Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions.
Lush in texture, low in tannins, this grape has an affinity for oak. It's renowned in Spain's Rioja region and is very much in vogue today.
A French term referring to the unique combination of soil, climate, elevation and topography that gives wine its character.
Spain's most important quality red variety, forming the backbone of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, where it's known as Tinto Fino (other synonyms include Ull de Llebre, Tinta del Pais, Tinta de Toro, Cencibel and, in Portugal, AragonÃªs and Tinta Roriz).
~ achieves a different, bolder expression in Ribera del Duero, a region in north-central Spain along the Duero River (which flows into Portugal as the Douro, where tempranillo, as tinta roriz, is one of the major grapes of port).
~ - (Temp-rah-NEEL-yo)
Excellent Spanish red-wine grape. Like Nebbiolo and Sangiovese in Italy, it historically takes a second place to Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in the world "noble grape" sweepstakes but probably shouldn't; ...
~, Albarino, Garnacha, Palomino
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~: Fine red wine grape used in best Rioja wines of Spain. Also known under the alias names of Cencibel and Valdepeñas. In Portugal the grape is known as the (Tinta) Roriz. Large acreages are grown in Argentina. Also found in the Central Valley of California.
Red grape variety (Spanish). Synonyms include Tinta Roriz.
The ~ grape, characteristic of Rioja, is the noblest of the Spanish red grapes. It lends elegance, aroma concentration and complexity of flavour to the wines. The ~ is the safeguard for aging wines successfully.
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Grenache of fire! I guess that means it's pretty darn hot in Catalayud, Spain, where the vines of this grape grow. Garnacha / Grenache is a hot weather whore of a grape, much like Syrah and Zinfandel.
Consider a tempranillo from Spain's Rioja region. Well priced and approachable, these round, robust reds merge a solid core of berry fruit, which plays to the chili's tomato-pepper sweetness, with overtones of exotic spice to complement seasonings like earthy cumin and smoky chili powder.
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Courgette, Mushroom, Onion and Tomato brochettes:
low-tannin, light-flavoured Reds or medium to full-bodied, dry Whites ...
Spain, Portugal (known as tinto roriz)
Red fruits (strawberries), tied closely to oaky vanilla and tobacco flavours in mature Rioja.
Argentina, Cahors, Bordeaux, Loire
Red and black berries, brambles, mulberries. Well-cured leather, smoke.
~ - Spain's most famous red grape varietal, noble. Also called "Ull de Llebre", "Tinto Fimo", "Cencibel" and "Tinta del Pais"
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The main red berried grape of Rioja is Tempranillo, which together with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo make the blend for red wines of the region. Despite this is the classic composition of Rioja reds, today an increasing number of wineries choose to make wines with Tempranillo only.
The varietals most often used in making a rosé wine include: Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Zinfandel. These varietals may be either used solo or in a blend.
Red wines are made from ~ and Grenacha (the Grenache of France). Whites are primarily made from Viura. The region is proud of its heritage, which dates back to the 19th century when groups of wine makers from the Bordeaux region of France settled here, trying to escape phylloxera.
Zarzamora (blackberry) Primary aromatic component of the ~ grape.
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Classic grape varieties that are used to produce the world's finest wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Riesling, Nebbiolo, ~ and Sangiovese are some of the best known "noble" grapes.
Cherry (Black Cherry): this fruit on the nose or palate is the hallmark signpoint of Pinot noir; many also claim to find it in wines made from ~ grapes.
This accolade is currently being fought over by Ribera del Duero (rich ~-based reds) and Priorato (small quantities of dense, mineralic wines from low yielding Grenache and Carignan planted on steep terraces).
"Some of the most expensive wines in Spain come from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa," Pancho Campo, founder and president of the Wine Academy of Spain, says. "They are getting almost perfect ripeness every year now for ~. The same thing has happened in Bordeaux.
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