World Famous Grapes

(Tinta de Toro)


Tempranillo is the most planted red grape variety in Spain.

It is the grape behind the success of the Rioja wines.

Tinta de Toro is the name used in the Toro region in central Spain.

About Tempranillo


Tempranillo is also called "Ull de Llebre" (means Eye of the Hare), "Cencibel", "Tinta del Pais", "Tinta de Toro", Tinta Fina" in Spain, and "Aragonez" or "Tinta Roriz" in Portugal (used in Port wine).

Tempranillo DNA

According to researchers at the CSIC University of La Rioja, the genetic parents of Tempranillo are Albillo Mayor and Benedicto.


Tempranillo loves calcareous clay soils but performs well also in limestone, chalck and iron rich ones.

The better performance in the world is in "La Rioja" and "Ribeira del Duero", Spain.