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n. pl. Tem·pra·nil·los
1. A variety of grape grown originally in Spain and Portugal that is a principal ingredient of Rioja and port.
2. A red or white wine made from this grape.

[Spanish tempranillo, from Old Spanish, from diminutive of temprano, early (in reference to the grape's early ripening), from Vulgar Latin *temporānus, alteration of Latin temporāneus, timely, opportune : tempus, tempor-, time + -āneus, adj. suff.]
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Finca els Camps Ull de Llebre Tempranillo Jane Ventura Catalunya,
In Ribera del Duero it's Tinto Fino' in Cigales it's Tinto del Pa's' in Toro (rather proprietarily) it's Tinta de Toro' in La Mancha and Valdepeuas it's Cencibel, and in Catalonia it's Ull de Llebre.
He said there was some difficulty with Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) which seemed to be falling short of full maturity, although he found it still acceptable.
In Penedes, it's the Ull de Llebre, in Valdepenas it's the Cencibel, and in Portugal, where it forms part of the port blends, it is the Tinta Roriz.