Famed Spanish wine charges into Northwest vineyards

on 28/09/10 at 9:09 pm


Throughout the Northwest — indeed, around the northern hemisphere — winemakers are beginning to harvest Tempranillo, a red wine grape made famous in Spain’s Rioja region.

Tempranillo gets its name from the Spanish word “temprano,” which translates to “early.” It is so named because of its tendency to ripen earlier than many other varieties.

Tempranillo is considered Spain’s greatest grape variety, thanks to its ability to be crafted into a robust and age-worthy wine.

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