Now that we are in harvest, we share with you some small monographs on the main varieties of grapes with which we make our wines. These case are going to start with the queen variety in red wines: Tempranillo.
The Tempranillo grape named after the diminutive of "early" because it matures weeks earlier than other red grapes.
Tempranillo is a grape variety with dark skin, which by their special characteristics, has become the backbone of some of the best wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost all red wines Valdepenas, Rioja and Ribera del Duero Tempranillo has at its core. Tempranillo has been adopted successfully in the New World, especially in California, Argentina and Australia.