Tempranillo is undoubtedly the hero of Spanish wine. Most notably grown and produced in the regions of Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Navarro and Penedès, it is used to make single varietal wines and also deployed in blends. Although a Spanish native, Tempranillo is also cultivated across other locations. South and North America, as well as South Africa and Australia, have all grown and produced organic Tempranillo wine to great success, with fans of this subtle variety lining up to buy Tempranillo around the world.
Compared to other more aromatic reds such as Cabernet and Shiraz, Tempranillo can sometimes appear a bit neutral. For this reason, it is often fermented and aged in oak to enhance the body and flavour profile of the wine. This is particularly evident in the wines of Rioja, which show quite pronounced levels of oak. At its best, Tempranillo shows aromas of strawberries and plum, with earthy, savoury characters, often highlighted by sweet, vanillin oak notes. These wines can be made to age too, with some of the best examples going for up to twenty years.
In Australia, notable regions that grow and produce Tempranillo include McLaren Vale, Orange, Mudgee, and Canberra, and now Australian wine lovers can easily buy Tempranillo wine online here at Veno, with delivery available Australia-wide.
In addition, we also offer an extensive range of other organic and sustainable wines for you to try. If you would like more information about Tempranillo or any of the other wines in our collection, our specialist team are always happy to answer all your wine-related questions and assist you in your discoveries.