Tempranillo

Tempranillo - early-ripening and its name means ‘little early one - whilst grown elsewhere, is synonymous with Spain. It has a warm, strawberry flavour which gets a lick of vanilla when it has been aged in oak – as it often is. Rioja is its heartland, where it is blended with Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano. In Valdepeñas it is known as Cencibel; in Ribera del Duero as Tinto Fino; in Toro as Tinta de Toro. It is also popular in Portugal where it is known as Tinta Roriz and widely used in Port production and more recently in the excellent Douro Red table wines of the same region. There are small plantings elsewhere in South America, California and Australia to name a few.

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  1. Tanners Spanish Reserva, La Mancha
    Tanners Spanish Reserva, La Mancha 2016
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Central & S Spain
    This has wonderful silky, velvety texture with the Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend giving excellent...
    £8.95 per bottle
  2. Vina Ardanza Reserva - 3ltr
    Vina Ardanza Selección Especial, Rioja 2010 - 3 litre
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    Fresh, spicy character, with hints of sweet cherries, redcurrants and ripe strawberries assembled...
    £139.00 per bottle
  3. Bin 904, Rioja, La Rioja Alta
    La Rioja Alta Bin 904, Gran Reserva Rioja 2011 - Magnum
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    A cassis and wild berry character gives way to delicate spices and a sweet balsamic note. The...
    £107.00 per bottle
  4. Vina Ardanza Reserva - 3ltr
    Vina Ardanza Selección Especial, Rioja 2010 - Magnum
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    A stunning Rioja from this superb house. Packed full of intense cherry fruit and spices with more...
    £59.00 per bottle
  5. Vega Sicilia Unico, Ribera del Duero
    Vega Sicilia Unico, Ribera del Duero 2009
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Galicia & NW Spain
    A near perfect vintage that has produced a near perfect wine perfectly balanced full of fruit and...
    £320.00 per bottle
  6. Marques de Murrieta
    Marques de Murrieta Tinto Reserva, Rioja, Finca Ygay 2015
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    There is rich complexity to be found here with layers of plummy, spicy fruit over fine, slightly...
    £23.00 per bottle
  7. Bin 904
    La Rioja Alta Bin 904, Gran Reserva Rioja 2011
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    A cassis and wild berry character gives way to delicate spices and a sweet balsamic note. The...
    £49.00 per bottle
  8. Bagordi Joven Rioja - half
    Bagordi Tinto Cosecho, Rioja 2017 - Half
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    An attractive nose with lots of cherry fruit intermingled with red and black currants. More spicy...
    £4.90 per bottle
  9. Pesquera Crianza
    Pesquera Tinto Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Alejandro Fernández 2017
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.5% Vol
    Spain > Galicia & NW Spain
    From the vineyards of Alejandro Fernandez near to Vega Sicilia, this is a wine with almost cult...
    £21.50 per bottle
  10. Rioja Vega Crianza (White Label) - magnum
    Rioja Vega Crianza, Rioja 2017 - Magnum
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain
    The winery at Rioja Vega was overhauled in 2001 and their wines have surged forward. From...
    £25.50 per bottle
  11. Alto del Obre Reserva, Rioja
    Alto del Obre Reserva, Rioja 2011
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    An intense and complex wine full of ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit with hints of cassis, the...
    £14.95 per bottle
  12. Paniza Red, Carinena
    Paniza Garnacha/Tempranillo, Cariñena 2018
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Central & S Spain
    Light-medium in body, with a gently spicy, meaty, black plum nose and a juicy, peppery palate with...
    £6.95 per bottle
    Out of stock
  13. Bagordi Joven Rioja
    Bagordi Tinto Cosecho, Rioja 2018
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    An attractive nose with lots of cherry fruit intermingled with red and black currants. More spicy...
    £8.50 per bottle
  14. Tobelos Crianza
    Tobelos Crianza, Rioja 2016
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    The secret to making a good Rioja really great is to get the balance right. You’ll get a...
    £14.60 per bottle
  15. Ygay, Rioja Gr Res Especial, Murrieta,
    Castillo Ygay, Gran Reserva Especial, Rioja, Marqués de Murrieta 2009
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    A super wine with great concentration of fruit, deep and intense with rich dark chocolate, sweet...
    £105.00 per bottle
  16. Prado Rey Tinto Roble, Ribera del Duero
    Pradorey OrigenTinto Roble, Ribera del Duero 2018
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Galicia & NW Spain
    Packed full of crunchy black fruit flavours, this characterful wine is a blend of Tempranillo with...
    £11.50 per bottle
    Out of stock
  17. Baron de Ona Res
    Torre de Oña Reserva, Rioja 2014
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    From the sub-region of Rioja Alavesa, the Baron is a single estate wine and only available as...
    £22.50 per bottle
  18. Imperial Gran Reserva
    Imperial Gran Reserva, Rioja, CVNE 2011
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    CVNE are a fine producer with exacting standards, honed since 1879. The grapes are from the...
    £52.00 per bottle
  19. Vina Real Reserva, Rioja, CVNE
    Viña Real Reserva, Rioja, CVNE 2014
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    The winemaking here is ably controlled by Jesus Madrazo who shows a skilled touch, especially with...
    £19.95 per bottle
  20. Rioja Vega Crianza (White Label)
    Rioja Vega Crianza, Rioja 2016
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    If you want a straightforward glass of Crianza Rioja, that soft, round and elegant red wine where...
    £10.60 per bottle

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