Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano, a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain’s noble grape. Wikipedia
After an excellent dinner at Morro Resauraunt in Wilmington, DE, we made our way to their bar where I discovered a new type of wine; Tempranillo.
So of course I’m going to try something I’ve never had before, and I was well rewarded. This wine is positions itself on an interesting point between dry and sweet. Overall, I’d have to say its dry, but there is a
grape great amount of grape-goodness in the taste. There’s no spice or pepper to be found here, and the aftertaste is also soothingly sweet, but it’s still dry in the end. Rich and dark is how I will describe the experience this delivers. I really enjoyed it and will have to discover more Tempranillo’s.