Its name comes from its early or 'temprana' maturity. This variety produces low alcoholic wines of intense colour that are usually mixed with a small amount of other varieties that complement each other. Red grape, one of the main Spanish varieties, but the soils of Castilla-La Mancha are ideal for their development since they are limy and rich in calcium. It generates aromatic wines of quality, balanced and of average acidity and graduation. Its flavour is very fruity and has a characteristic ruby colour, appreciable mainly in young wines, although it suits excellent for ageing. Based on the production areas, it receives a multitude of names: ull of lebre, tinto del país (red of the country), jacivera, red moriz, aragonez, arganda, red aragón, negra de mes (black of month), garnacho fono, tinto riojana, cencibel, chinchillana, escobera, vid de Aranda (grapevine of Aranda), verdiell, tempranillo de la Rioja, grenache de Logroño, tempranilla, cencibera, tinto de Madrid (red of Madrid), etc. It is the main variety in the denominations of Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Calatayud, Cigales, Conca de Barberá, Costers del Segre, Somontano, Utiel-Requena, Valdepeñas, Vinos de Madrid and La Mancha.