Spanish Tempranillo delivers contrasting flavors of leather and cherries. The finer the wine, the more balance there is between earth and fruit. The finish is typically smooth and lingers with the taste of tannin on both sides of your mouth. Tempranillo can be characterized as either a medium- to full-bodied, with red fruit characteristics. If you’ve never tried Tempranillo before, you may find it has a similar taste profile to both Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
FRUIT: cherry, plum, tomato, and dried fig
OTHER: cedar, leather, tobacco, vanilla, dill, and clove
OAK: typically aged 6-18 months in American or French oak
TANNIN: medium-plus tannin
ACIDITY: medium-minus acidity
Spain (over 80% of vineyards worldwide), Portugal, Argentina, Australia, USA