“This Spanish red is catching the attention of wine lovers,” writes Tony Love.
Tempranillo is Spain’s premier variety and the backbone of a great, long-lived, dry red wine tradition in the northeastern Spain regions of Rioja and west through the Ribero del Duero, as well as Portugal’s Toura region. Capable of incredible intensity, character and acidity, as well as surviving long-barrel ageing, it is a tough early ripener that often smells of leather and blackberries. The variety loves our climate as long as
the viticulture is spot on. It is becoming a really exciting variety to drink, particularly with food. Tony Love quotes “Tempranillo is the “it” wine of all so-called emerging red varieties.”