Sign up for the Daily Sip

Your daily dose of wine knowledge.
Fun, short emails featuring wines, winemakers, regions, gadgets and more.

Email Address


Tempranillo, whether blended or not, forms the backbone of wines throughout Spain, but is at its best in Rioja and Ribera del Duero. In those regions, Tempranillo sees many years of new oak aging, making it difficult to describe the grape without mention of oaky, toasty, spicy notes. Although New World producers are making Tempranillo wines, few have matched Spain%u2019s quality and value.

Tempranillo forms the backbone of wine throughout Spain