Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino
The necessities of this restrictive category, among other requirements are; a vineyard with at least 35 years of age, manual harvest, 30% less yield than the rest of the appellation’s vineyards, and a qualification process with two tastings in which the wine must be valued as excellent.
This Spanish Rioja red wine would be a match made in heaven with beef, lamb, veal, and poultry dishes.
This beautiful, full-bodied red wine from Rioja Alta, envelopes your palate like a warm cashmere sweater. Silky smooth cherry, vanilla, plum, and blackberries glide across your palate with notes of black cherry, black currant, and leather envelope your sense of smell. Beautifully balanced and with a long, bold finish to remember this wine by.
Grape selection at the sorting table. 100% destemmed and 40% crushed. Grapes ferment in concrete tanks. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura are harvested at once and vatted in the same tank, followed by a 5 days cold maceration. The wine fermented with indigenous yeasts and daily smooth pump-overs. After 20 days of post-fermentative maceration, it is devatted directly to barrel for MLF. Aging 14 months in barrels, 60% new French oak and 40% second-year American oak barrels.