Tempranillo is the fastest expanding variety and its grape is native to Spain, and it has been used to make wine for centuries. The name “Tempranillo” comes from the Spanish word for “early”, which is fitting because this grape ripens earlier than most other red wine grapes. Tempranillo wines are typically light-bodied and have moderate tannins. They are typically fruity, with flavors of cherries and strawberries. Some Tempranillo wines also have earthy flavors, such as tobacco or leather. In Portugal, it is called Tinta Rotiz and is used in Port wines.
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