Friday, January 10, 2014

Know Your Oregon Grapes: Tempranillo

Tempranillo: This grape is native to Spain where it is widely grown. Tempranillo is often referred to as Spain's noble grape[2] and is the main grape in Rioja wines. Tempranillo wines can be consumed young, but are considered at their best when aged, especially in oak barrels. They are lightly coloured and age well in both American and French oak. Tempranillo's aromas and flavors usually combine the elements of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.
Abacela, among others, grows these grapes. 
Thanks to Oregon Wine Merchants

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