The spanish grape most planted is Tempranillo and from it you can create very different styles of wines. However, all of them represent the spanish viticulture, in one way or another.
Tempranillo is also called in many ways depending on the area where it is planted: Ull the Llebre in Cataluña, Tinta del Pais in Ribera del Duero, Tinta de Toro in Zamora, Cencibel in Castilla la Mancha, Tinta Fina in Madrid, etc.
In Bodegas Ochoa, Tempranillo is our choice in red grape varieties. In fact, our vineyard Santa Cruz, where our Tempranillo Crianza is born, is the origin of the organic conversión in our vineyard. We work very closely this vineyard to continue improving the quality of our grapes and in consequence of our wines.
The name Tempranillo means early because this grape is harvested earlier tan the rest of grapes. This is because it reaches phenolic maturity earlier .
It is a peculiar grape, highly planted in Spain, with great character, balanced and of many styles. It needs specific weather conditions to develop in good conditions. Good amount of hours of sun, calcareous soil, poor soil and Green covers work well in some áreas. Our vineyard in Traibuenas is perfect for it.
This grape gives fresh wines and good acidity so it ages well keeping a good structure and color. Mostly a ruby red color, with a liquorice aroma, strawberries and wild berries.
The wines of Ochoa that have Tempranillo in it are:
Ochoa Calendas Tinto, Ochoa Calendas Rosado, Ochoa Gran Reserva ,Ochoa Tempranillo Crianza, 8A La Foto de 1938, 8A Origen & Ochoa Reserva.