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Tempranillo

August 15, 2019

Tempranillo

Tempranillo arrived in Argentina with the Spanish settlers, but it’s only in recent years that winemakers have started experimenting with the grape in the cooler Andean foothills, such as La Consulta in the Uco Valley. Tempranillo is a thick-skinned grape, which produces good tannic structure, yet it’s low in acidity and sugar, making it generally lighter bodied. Red fruits such as raspberry and cherry tend to dominate, while ageing in American oak, like the Spanish style Riojas, will bring out toast and liquorice notes.




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