It’s International #TempranilloDay – time to celebrate by opening up your favorite bottle of Tempranillo and sharing what you’re drinking and why you love it.
This grape, indigenous to Spain, is actually the fourth most planted wine grape in the world. It produces wines that are medium to full-bodied, with flavors of plum and cherry and a slight earthy note. With a food-friendly structure and excellent value, these wines are perfect for the fall season.
Tempranillo is the base for the majority of wines from Rioja and the Ribera del Duero. But it’s not limited to these regions – Spain actually has over 60 different regional names for the grape. The variety takes well to oak and you can find some pretty long-lived Tempranillos out there.
Our favorite food pairings include: tapas, paella, spanish cheese & meat, and bocadillos.
Need help finding a great Tempranillo? Check out our selection. Also, today (11/14), you’ll receive 10% off 6 or more bottles. Use code RIOJA in your cart!
Cheers to #TempranilloDay!