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Tempranillo

About Tempranillo

Tempranillo is most common in Spain, though it is also found in other countries including Portugal (where it’s called Aragonês or Tinta Roriz) and Argentina. It is the main grape used in some of Spain’s most highly-regarded regions including Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toro. Flavors of berries, plum and tobacco spice are commonly experienced, with the depth and complexity of the wine dependant on the oak aging it has undergone. Popular synonyms include Cencibel, Tinta de Toro, Tinto del Pais and Tinto Fino. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Tempranillo among our extensive Tempranillo wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Tempranillo reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Tempranillo, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.