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Tinta del País

Synonym (also Tinta do País, Tinto del País) for the grape variety Tempranillo; see there.

The red grape variety comes from Spain. More than 80 synonyms testify to the great age and worldwide distribution of the vine. The most important ones grouped alphabetically by country are Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Negretto, Santo Stefano(Italy); Valdepeñas(California); Aragón, Aragones, Aragonez, Aragonez da Ferra, Aragonez de Elvas, Arinto Tinto, Roriz, Tinta Aragonez, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Santiago(Portugal); Albillo Negro, Aldepenas, Arauxa, Arganda, Botón de Gallo, Castellana, Cencibel, Chinchillana, Chinchillano, Chinchilyano, Escobera, Grenache de Logrono, Jacibera, Jacibiera, Jacivera, Negra, Negra de Madrid, Negra de Mesa, Piñuela, Sensitive, Tempranilla, Tempranillo de la Rioja, Tempranillo de Perralta, Tempranillo de Rioja, Tempranillo de Rioza, Tempranillo Rioja, Tempranillo Tinta, Tempranillo Tinto, Tinta de Nava, Tinta del País, Tinta del Toro, Tinta do Inacio, Tinta do País, Tinta Fina Tinta Madrid, Tinto Aragónez, Tinto de Madrid, Tinto del País, Tinto Fino, Tinto Madrid, Tinto País, Tinto Ribiera, Ull de Llebre, Verdiell, Vid de Aranda(Spain); Jacibiera, Jacivera, Garnacho Foño(South America).

Tempranillo - Weintraube und Blatt

Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Garnacha Tinta, Juan García (Malvasía Negra), Malvasia Nera di Basilicata, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Moristel (Tempranillo Temprano) or Negretto varieties. In Italy, Tempranillo is misleadingly confused with the synonyms. The earliest mention of the variety may have been under the plural "las tempraniellas" in the Ribera del Duero area in the 13th century, but other varieties were also named in this way. Under the old synonym of Aragonés, it was possibly mentioned in 1513 in the catalogue of varieties by the agronomist Gabriel Alonso de Herrera (1470-1539). However, it was only mentioned in 1807 by the biologist and ampelographer Simon de Rojas Clemente y Rubio (1777-1827) as reliable, with the synonym Maiolus (see next paragraph). This assumed an origin in the areas of Rioja or Navarre in northern Spain. This is also consistent with the large...

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