I discovered some really amazing bottles of Tempranillo while working on this article. I think it’s really cool to study a grape this way, and see how variations in climate, viticulture, and oaking practices can produce radically different versions of the same varietal. It also sounds like some really interesting, political changes are at work right now in the Spanish wine industry, something I plan to keep my eye on!
Check out my article on Eater here. Happy weekend, all!