Looking For A Great Tempranillo?

Let the WineAlign Critics help you find the Right Wine for the Right Price, Right Now!

Get Your Free Access Now

Top 5 Tempranillo at the LCBO

Viña Real Oro Reserva 2010 Bottle Viña Real Oro Reserva 2010

Rioja, Spain
94896

+
Finca Del Marquesado Reserva 2009 Bottle Finca Del Marquesado Reserva 2009

Rioja, Spain
492652

+

Find the BEST wines in YOUR price range

  • Over 125,000 wines reviewed and ranked
  • Reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics
  • Articles by Canada's best wine writers
Start drinking better wine now

Latest Articles

Year-End Tasting Panel Report: Nova Scotia Scallops and Wine


Recipes and Recommendations for the Adventurous Home Cook & Sommelier By John Szabo, MS Shellfish are at their tastiest this time of year, having properly plumped up over the last couple of months to weather the icy Canadian winter. Lobsters, mussels, oysters and scallops are all at their taste zenith, and they are always on […] More

If I Could Buy Only One – Dec 9th, 2017 VINTAGES Release


As part of our VINTAGES recap, we asked our critics: “If you could buy only one wine from this release – which one would it be and why?” Our picks from the Dec 9th VINTAGES release: Michael Godel: A question frequently asked at this time of year is “can you recommend a big red? My brother (or […] More

Buyers Guide to VINTAGES – Dec 9th, 2017


New World Treats for Stuffing, Gifting and other Holiday Occasions By David Lawrason, with notes from John Szabo, Sara d’Amato & Michael Godel This week the last large infusion of new wines hits the shelves for the Christmas countdown – some 180 new products. WineAlign’s four critics spent close to 40 man/woman hours in the […] More

National Wine Awards of Canada

Discover Canada's best wines! In 2016, 22 judges tasted 1,535 wines from 230 wineries across the country to identify Canada's top wines.

View Award-Winning Wines

World Wine Awards of Canada

Seventeen judges tasted 1,000 wines in 21 categories in 2015 to find the world's best wines sold in Canada under $50.

View Award-Winning Wines



Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in South America, USA, South Africa and Australia. Tempranillo wines can be consumed young, but the most expensive ones (reserva or gran reserva bottlings) are aged for several years in oak barrels. The wines are ruby red in colour, with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb.