The Tempranillo grape, also called Tempranilla, is a red variety grown in Spain to produce red wines with the body. Its name comes from the fact that it matures several weeks earlier than most Spanish varieties. From it are born the tempranillo wines that can be paired with various food options.
Every second Thursday in November is celebrated Tempranillo International Day or ‘Tempranillo Day’an initiative that was born in the United States to promote and celebrate this fourth most widely known crop in the world.
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“The Tempranillo grape provides strong red wines with blackberry aromas that combine with black berries. Its tannins have a great sweet structure, medium acidity that makes it a favorite of local enophiles. Its versatility gives very elegant high-end wines and great freshness, with high scores and awards in competitions by prominent critics that can be found in major restaurants around the world. As well as good value for money wines that stand out in the main sales channels, such as the wines of the Faustino Group “explains Giovanni Bisso, professional sommelier and brand ambassador of the Tabernero Group.
The specialist recommends three labels on the base of the Tempranillo grape to celebrate International Tempranillo Day this Thursday, November 11:
1. Faustino It Now Reserve: On the nose, very intense. Integrated aromas, sweet notes of barrel and ripe fruit. Good on the palate and elegant structure. It is easy to pair with any kind of grilled meat and mushrooms. Some very tasty or fatty fish, such as tuna or cod. Medium-cured cheeses; emmental and gruyere. Pasta with tomato and / or cheese.
2. Faustino and Rosado: Aromas of red fruits. Fresh on the palate, good acidity, notes of red fruits. Long and pleasant finish. It goes with cold meats, grilled pork, rice, pasta and ideal with Nikkei dishes from the “Ache Restaurant” such as salmon sashimi, nigiri haisai and truffled hotate, fan shell, tartar salad and Thai rice.
3. El Niño de Campillo: Intense purple color with ruby hue. Good aromatic intensity with notes of wood, combined with elegant notes of black fruit. Round and elegant on the palate. Very good with any kind of meat and grilled potatoes. But the ideal recommendation on this occasion is the famous Spanish tortilla, which you can enjoy in the classic Restobar de San Isidro ‘Bar Olé’.
“Find these great tempranillos of the Faustino Group in important restaurants such as Ache, Bar Olé and important e-commerce platforms such as Bodega T”final Giovanni Bisso, brand ambassador of the Tabernero Group.