Its name comes from the Spanish word temprano, which means “early”
Tempranillo, also known as Tinta Roriz, is a Spanish grape variety. Its name comes from the Spanish word temprano, which means “early,” as a reference to the grape’s quickness in ripening. The clusters range from medium to large, while the grapes are medium in size. The bunches are cylindrical, though sometimes winged, and long, narrow and compact. The grapes themselves are not particularly juicy. This variety is only somewhat resistant, being sensitive to gray rot, grape fanleaf, oidium and mildew.