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. Rioja Vega, Limited Selection - magnum
    Rioja Vega, Edición Limitada Crianza 2016 - Magnum
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    The winery at Rioja Vega was overhauled in 2001 and their wines have surged forward. From...
    £29.95 per bottle
  3. Pesquera Tinto Reserva, A Fernandez
    Pesquera Tinto Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Alejandro Fernández 2016
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Galicia & NW Spain
    This stunning wine is packed full of concentrated spicy fruit and deliciously velvety oak. It...
    £32.00 per bottle
  4. Macan, Rioja, Vega Sic
    Macán, Rioja, Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia 2014
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    From two of the great names of the world of wine; this Rioja is big, rich and concentrated. Sweet,...
    £64.00 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
    Out of stock
  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. 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
  8. Pleno Tempranillo
    Pleno Tempranillo, Navarra 2018
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 14.0% Vol
    Spain > Catalonia & NE Spain
    Attractive and fruity red with crunchy, leafy blackcurrant and strawberry fruit flavours. Fresh,...
    £6.95 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 2015 - 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. Vaza Crianza, Rioja
    Vaza Crianza, Rioja 2016
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    Aged in French and American oak barrels this wine has spice, vanilla and coffee added to floral...
    £10.30 per bottle
  12. 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
  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. Rioja Vega Tempranillo (Black Label)
    Rioja Vega Tinto, Rioja 2018
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    Bodegas Rioja Vega take super, ripe, red grapes from the Rioja Alta, blend in some from the Rioja...
    £8.20 per bottle
  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 13.0% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    CVNE are a fine producer with exacting standards, honed since 1879. The grapes are from the...
    £52.00 per bottle
  19. Rioja Vega Crianza (White Label) - half
    Rioja Vega Crianza, Rioja 2016 - Half
    Tempranillo/Cencibel 13.5% Vol
    Spain > Rioja
    The winery at Rioja Vega was overhauled in 2001 and their wines have surged forward. From...
    £6.40 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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