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Tempranillo - Grapes and Wines from Australia

by James Clarke Wine Lover
Introduction
Known as Spain’s noble grape.

One of the fastest growing grape varieties in terms of plantations ahead of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in last decade (2000-2010).

The name originated from Spanish word ‘temprano’ which literally means ‘early’, shedding light on the fact that the grapes have a faster ripening period than its other Spanish red grapes.

Tempranillo is known by Tinta del Pais, Cencibel and Ull de Llebre in Spain, and Tinta Roriz or Aragonez in Portugal.

Viticulture
The right kind of soil for Tempranillo grapes is chalky soil which is particularly found in Ribera del Duero region of Spain.

Tempranillo grapes are black with thick skin. At high altitudes, they grow well and have tolerance for a warm climate.

Regions
The grape has been planted in New Zealand Mexico, Washington State, California, South Africa, Oregon, Australia, Texas, Portugal, Argentina, Turkey, Uruguay, Israel, Canada, and Arizona.

Characteristics
The common characteristic is low in sugar content and acidity and is often blended with Carignan, Grenache, Merlot, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon due to its neutral profile.

Tempranillo wines have a ruby red appearance and comprise of plum, berries, vanilla, tobacco, herb and leather aromas, and flavors.

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