Tempranillo is a red wine grape variety that is primarily grown in Spain. It is known for its elegant and earthy flavors, as well as its ability to age well.

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Common Tasting Notes

cherry, plum, leather, vanilla, tobacco, spice, cedar, fig, earthy, licorice, blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, thyme, rosemary, clove, chocolate, coffee, raisin, anise

What does it pair with?

Tempranillo is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods. Its earthy and savory structure makes it a good match for grilled or roasted meats, stews, and casseroles. It also pairs well with strong, flavorful cheeses, such as Manchego or aged cheddar. For a lighter pairing, try Tempranillo with grilled vegetables or dishes featuring mushrooms.

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