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Tempranillo

What does Tempranillo taste like?

Tempranillo wine has dominant flavors of cherry, dried fig, vanilla, tobacco, and cedar. This type of red wine also boasts flavors of juicy fruit and some spice. Tempranillo wine is usually quite dark red in color and ranges from medium to full-bodied with medium tannins and medium-low acidity. This wine is filled with flavors of savory herbs and earthy notes like tobacco and dill.

Is tempranillo dry or sweet?

Tempranillo grapes produce a wine that has a range of flavors and aromas, depending on how it was produced. Tempranillo wine is a dry red wine with a hearty mix of black fruit and red fruit aromas with sweet and earthy flavors.

What are Tempranillo grapes?

Tempranillo is the number one grape variety in Spain. This noble grape produces a wine that’s savory and meaty, with both fresh and rich flavors. Tempranillo grapes are also used to make Port wine in Portugal, where it is known as ‘Tinta Roriz.’

Is Tempranillo similar to Shiraz?

Shiraz wine looks heavier and is a deeper color red than Tempranillo. This is due to the different varieties of grapes used for each wine. the Tempranillo grapes are larger and have thinner skin than Shiraz grapes. Tempranillo is also a much lighter-bodied wine as compared to Syrah, with a lighter flavor profile.

Is Tempranillo similar to Pinot Noir?

For quite a while, the Pinot Noir grapes were thought to be related to Tempranillo grapes. However, studies have shown that there is no genetic connection. Although the grapes are not related, these two red wines definitely have similar flavors like tart cherries, smoke, and earthiness. If you love Pinot Noir, you will probably find that you also enjoy Tempranillo.

Tempranillo food pairings

So what’s the best food to pair with Tempranillo wine? This red wine pairs nicely with all different varieties of food because of its savory flavors. The most famous combinations are Tempranillo and cured Spanish meats like  Jamón Iberico de Bellota, but you can pair it with many other foods as well. Tomato-based dishes like lasagna and pizza, grilled meats, and Mexican food like burritos and Chile Rellenos are all an excellent choice to pair with Tempranillo.

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