The Tempranillo grape
variety is only grown on the Iberian peninsula in Spain
It is referred to by many different names in various parts of Spain
and as Tinta Roriz in the Douro river area of Portugal.
In Spain Tempranillo is
the most important red variety. It is the major grape in Rioja
red wines. In the wines from Rioja, Tempranillo makes wines
that are medium bodied and high in acid with dark colors and flavors
of plum and black currants.