is a red grape variety which forms the backbone of some of the finest wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja
and Ribera del Duero
has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley
– under the name Tinta Roriz – both for table wines and fortified wines (Port
). Tempranillo vines have been successfully adopted in the New World, especially in California, Argentina and Australia.