BBC Good Food Magazine
Each month Henry Jeffreys showcases a different grape variety, plus get a great deal on a case of mixed wines
Tempranillo is an Iberian speciality. It’s best-known as the basis for Rioja but it’s grown all over the peninsula in both Spain and Portugal. In recent years, it has been spreading its wings with sizeable plantings in Australia, Argentina and California. Tempranillo is a bit of chameleon grape making everything from fruity light reds to oak-aged wines.