The 4 T’s: Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Tinta de Toro and Tinta del País

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A BIT OF KNOWLEDGE

Many wines in our catalogue are made from ‘tempranillo’, ‘tinto fino’, ‘tinta de toro’ and ‘tinta del país’ grapes. These last three are cloned from the tempranillo grapes and are grown in specific parts of Castilla and León. As they are all known as synonyms we will refer to them using the term ‘tempranillo’.

The ‘tempranillo’ is a black grape variety, widely grown in Spain, to make medium to full-bodied red wine. It takes its name after the Spanish diminutive for ‘early’ (temprano), a reference to the fact that it matures several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes.

WHY YOU SHOULD ASK FOR A TEMPRANILLO

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  • Its peaceful ruby red color.
  • Its distinguished aroma with hints of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla and herbs.
  • A powerful but neutral taste. That’s the reason why it also makes a good combination with Grenache, Cariñena or Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
  • Its capability of being paired with all kinds of food.
  • It’s savory 😉

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT

If you purchase one of our new selections, Holding out for a Tinto and Mixing in the Deep, you’ll be able to enjoy tempranillo in all its glory.

*Remember that you can get a nice discount in these and other selections using the special coupons that you will find in our monthly newsletter.

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