variety . Wine
s made from it (as a single variety) are characterised by heavy, spicy, fruity (wild strawberry) flavours often reminiscent of tobacco, in particular cigar
s, often blended with oaky overtones
Tempranillo is an ingredient in Rioja, Valdepeñas, La Mancha, Toro and Navarra wines from Spain, and Douro and Dão from Portugal.
WARNING! This is a wine that needs to breathe. Try drinking it straight after you've opened it and your mouth will taste like an ashtray. Leave it and the flavours will develop rich, spicy characteristics.