Tempranillo

Tempranillo is Spain's answer to Cabernet Sauvignon and is the main grape for the moderate climate region of Rioja. It ripens early, but the shorter growing cycle allows it to thrive in Rioja's harsher climate zones.

The grapes are thick skinned and capable of making deeply coloured and long lasting wines (albeit not notably high in alcohol). The wines have medium acidity and tannins and strawberry flavours. Much of the character comes from the oak aging which gives coconut and vanilla flavours to the wine. Over time, some meat, leather and mushroom flavours can develop.

Ribera del Duero is a cool region also ideally suited to Tempranillo. The wines have blackberry and plum notes and toasty oak flavours.


Castillo de Benízar

Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Single variety wine produced with a selection of grapes from the best Tempranillo vineyards.

Intense cherry-red colour with tinges of violet. It has an elegant aroma of wild fruits such as cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants.

Flavourful on the palate and very well structured with a lingering finish.

ABV 13.0%

Estola Gran Reserva

Bodegas Ayuso
La Mancha, Spain

Tempranillo 65%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%

Warm and full of black fruit flavours with a touch of pepper and nutmeg. Good balance with a long velvety finish. Great with Cheeses and Stews

ABV 13.5%

Quinta Denidela Tempranillo

Bodegas Gallegas
Galicia, Spain

Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo

Red wine of a cherry colour with ruby rim. Spicy and fruity hints on the nose. Appreciated for its balance with soft tannins in the mouth providing a lingering finish.

An ideal accompaniment to All types of meat, cheeses and intensely flavoured dishes.

ABV 12.0%

Quinteiro Tempranillo

Bodegas Gallegas
Galicia, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Red wine of a cherry colour with ruby rim. Spicy and fruity hints on the nose. Appreciated for its balance with soft tannins in the mouth providing a lingering finish.

ABV 12.0%

Rioja Rosado

Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

This wine is a brilliant strawberry pink colour. There is a beautiful fresh fruit aroma with floral hints. It is lengthy, very fruity and lingering on the palate. The finish is pleasant and subtle.

ABV 14.0%

Rioja Crianza

Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Intense ruby-red colour, with great depth. To the nose, vanilla and cinnamon aromas stand out, mixed with mature fruit. In the mouth, it is smooth and round, with good body and very well integrated sweet tannins.

ABV 13.5%

Rioja Reserva

Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Appealing deep red colour with ruby and tawny rims. To the nose, smooth notes with good quality wood and spicy hints. In the mouth, round and pleasant, with toasty hints at the finish that give it consistency. Lingering mineral notes.

ABV 13.5%

Rioja Tinto

Bodegas Sonsierra
San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Cherry coloured wine with violet rims. There is a variety of aromas on the nose with a hint of red fruit. The palate is backboned and fresh with a very fruity finish.

ABV 13.5%

Félix Callejo

Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

This wine has great life and boldness. It evokes the passion for the Tempanillo grape, the same passion our grandfather passed on to our father, Félix Callejo, and which he in turn transmits to us each day.

This wine offers aromas of black fruit, violets, cracked pepper and tarragon. It is dense and layered, with a soft velvet texture and firm, ripe tannins. A tremendous wine.

ABV 14.5%

Finca Valdelroble

Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Tempranillo 60%, Merlot 30%, Syrah/Shiraz 10%

Lively, deep dense red colour with delicate aromas of wild forest flowers. Ripe tropical fruit characters. Mineral touches come through against a backdrop of spicy and smoky notes. Hints of just picked grapes on the palate along with fresh tannins. In the mouth it is full with a long lingering finish.

ABV 14.5%

Flores de Callejo

Callejo
Ribera del Duero, Spain

Tempranillo 100%

Intense cherry colour, The nose is very aromatic with plenty of wild red and black fruits. Notes of licorice and coffee are also expressed. Ripe tannins on the palate are matched with a mouth cleansing acidity and layers of ripe black fruits.

ABV 14.0%

Eguren Ugarte Rioja Crianza

Eguren Ugarte
Rioja, Spain

Tempranillo 92%, Grenache/Garnacha 8%

Intense cherry red colour with ruby hues. Very expressive, intense fruity flavours of blackberries and cherries. Balanced aromas of toasted wood and vanilla in harmony with each other. This wine is wide and creamy with ripe tannins that give a sensation of body and structure but are perfectly combined, providing a sense of volume. Aromas of vanilla and forest fruits in the aftertaste.

ABV 13.5%


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