Originating in Spain in 800 BC, tempranillo wineries are increasing all over Australia because of its bright colour, rustic fruit profile and food-pairing versatility. Tempranillo gets its name from the Spanish word “temprana” which means “early”. And seeing as tempranillo grapes are early-ripening, this makes sense!
Australian tempranillo wine is still relatively new — being introduced only about 20 years ago in the Barossa Valley. Today, tempranillo red wine can be found in many regions across the country, with many new varieties and experiments in the works. As an award-winning wine producer in Australia, tempranillo wine is one of our specialties. Shop online today to taste the quality of our traditionally-made red wines.
One of the biggest reasons why tempranillo red wine has gained so much popularity is due to its ability to enhance and enrich the flavours of almost any meal. As a Spanish red wine, tempranillo famously pairs well with seafood paella, smoked chorizo and beef lasagne.
Our award-winning Eden Tempranillo boasts a lifted, complex medium-weight palate — with punchy fruit aromas complemented by underlying notes of dried herbs and spice. As a lighter red wine, tempranillo has more elegant and delicate flavours, similar to pinot noir.
Tempranillo grapes grow best in climates that have both moderate and warm conditions, which is why our Eden Valley vineyards, northeast of Adelaide, produce such high-quality wine. After being gently destemmed by our winemaker, our tempranillo grapes are held for 3 days in temperature-controlled conditions before the fermentation process begins. After 8 days, the grapes are pressed and poured into 100% seasoned French oak hogsheads, where they mature for 6 months.
From our shiraz to cabernet sauvignon, merlot and tempranillo, there’s no better place to shop red wines than at Millon Wines. By combining the historical richness of every vineyard with the unique flavours of the different grapes, we’re able to create award-winning wines. If you’re looking to buy tempranillo wine in Australia, simply add our bottles to your cart, specifying your desired quantity and then check out. We’ll handle the delivery for you — it’s as easy as that!
Although tempranillo wine is relatively new to Australia, it has been grown in Spain since 800 BC. Tempranillo is a full-bodied wine with cherry, dried fig, cedar, tobacco and dill flavours. For those beginning their relationship with red wine, tempranillo is a great place to start, thanks to its moderate acidity and low supple tannins.
While many people believe that refrigerating red wine is a faux pas, serving tempranillo chilled, at around 16°C, brings out the cherry flavours in the wine. Remember to take your bottle out of the fridge about one hour before you plan on drinking it and decant it for aeration.