Definition of Tempranillo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtɛmprəˈniːjəʊ/


[mass noun]
1A variety of wine grape grown in Spain, used to make Rioja wine.
Example sentences
  • In both places, wines are made mainly from the red grape Tempranillo.
  • It's a youthful blend of mainly Tempranillo with a little Cabernet and Merlot.
  • Their luxury 100 per cent Tempranillo, single estate Riojas have come to the notice of a wine guru.
1.1A red wine made from the Tempranillo grape.
Example sentences
  • Many contemporary Tempranillos are perky but very slight.
  • The second room holds the Tempranillos.
  • Older Tempranillos were so expensive that no one could afford them.


Named after a village in northern Spain.

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