Tempranillo is the name of a grape in Spain that tends to ripen early in the harvest season. The grape is called different names in different areas. Tempranillo was the world’s fourth-most-planted wine grape and has the ability to produce top-quality wines worldwide. It produces medium- to full-bodied wines and can be ruby red to deep crimson in color.
- Tempranillo is the trophy catch of grapes in Spain.
- Despite not being formally knighted a so-called “international variety,” tempranillo continues to grow in popularity.
- It would not be much of a surprise if one day it were to pass up its white Spanish counterpart airen on the world’s-most-widely-planted list.
“The pond is Spain, the place with more vineyard acreage than any other country on earth, and the fish is tempranillo, Spain’s big red grape variety.”