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Tempranillo

Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano, a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape. The grape has been planted throughout the globe in places such as Mexico, New Zealand, California, Washington State, South Africa, Texas, Australia, Argentina, Portugal, Uruguay, Turkey and Canada. Unlike more aromatic red wine varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot ... more on Wikipedia

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