True to this native Spanish grape, our Tempranillo provides floral aromas and lush black cherries with nicely integrated French oak flavors. This wine will pair nicely with our favorite Tapas, especially this rich and flavorful, spicy and sweet sausage dish.

2 cups red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups (packed) dried black Mission figs (about 11 ounces)
1 cinnamon stick
12 whole cloves
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
5 sweet Italian link pork sausages (about 1 pound)

Stir first 5 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan. Let stand 30 minutes. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil; reduce heat to mediumlow and simmer until figs are softened and vinegar is slightly syrupy, about 45 minutes. Mix water and cornstarch in small bowl; stir into fig mixture. Boil and stir to thicken slightly, about 1 minute. Let stand 1 hour. DO AHEAD: Fig sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Grill sausages until browned and cooked through, turning frequently, about 15 minutes. Remove from grill. Holding sausage with tongs, cut in half lengthwise. Repeat with remaining sausages. Grill sausages, cut side down, until browned, about 3 minutes.

Place 1 sausage half on each plate. Divide figs among plates, about 3 per serving. Drizzle sauce over and serve.

Wine Pairings
2007 Tempranillo