Tempranillo, fine ink, bull ink, country ink, cencibel and hare's eye (or Ull de Llebre in Catalonia) is what the Tempranillo is known in different Spanish areas.
The Tempranilla is an ink grape with a thick skin. It grows best at relatively high altitudes, but can also tolerate much warmer climates.
The low acidity associated with low altitude growth is largely remedied by mixing it with more acidic grapes, such as graciano in La Rioja. It is very safe in the setting, very sensitive to pests and diseases, and not very resistant to drought and high temperatures. The clusters are cylindrical in shape and compact.