Pronunciation: Tem Prah Nee Yoh
Spain’s most famous grape, responsible for the majority of its most famous reds. Medium-sized to large compact bunches of small, thick-skinned berries. Relatively fertile. Early budding and ripening. Yields range from medium to high according to the site. Sensitive to the wind and to extreme drought. Susceptible to powdery mildew and to Eutypa dieback but generally resistant to botrytis bunch rot. High yields reduce color and fruit intensity as well as acidity.
Source: Wine Grapes
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamouz
Published by the Penguin Group
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