Finca La Emperatriz el Jardín de La Emperatriz Crianza Rioja DOCa

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery with an extensive vineyard estate in Rioja Alta.
Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz is the new project of brothers Eduardo and Víctor, who in 1996 acquired Bodega La Emperatriz, named as such because the first owner of these plots was Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France. With this new emphasis and with new projects at hand, the winery changed its name but its high-end wines retain the Finca La Emperatriz signature, the name of the ‘viñedo singular’ they come from.
Until the end of 2019, the range of wines under the “Finca La Emperatriz” label included nine wines made with grapes from different vineyards of the same name. This has been replaced by a new selection where El Jardín de la Emperatriz Tinto now occupies the place of Finca la Emperatriz Parcela No. 1 and Finca La Emperatriz Garnacha Cepas Viejas that are no longer produced.

Finca La Emperatriz has the Viñedo Singular certification, which is given to small, old plots with limited but high quality production and which, in summary, must comply with a series of strict standards to prove their quality. The grapes used to make El Jardín de la Emperatriz Tinto come from plots where the soils are mostly composed of white boulders over a sandy-loam structure and where the vines have an average age of 25 years old.

For more info, visit Finca La Emperatriz / Hermanos Hernáiz  website.

VARIETALS
90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 2% Viura, 2% Graciano, 1% Maturana Tinta

VINTAGE
2017

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14%
Total acidity 5.6 g/l
PH 3.68

APPEARANCE
Cherry color with bright garnet reflections.

NOSE
On the nose it offers aromas of ripe red and black fruits accompanied by balsamic and spicy nuances.

PALATE
On the palate it is very pleasant thanks to the elegant tannins.
A flavoursome, fresh and versatile wine.

AGEING
12 months in American (70%) and French (30%) oak barrels.

PAIRING
Cold meat, roasts, white meat with sauce, roasted lamb, sheep cheese.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink or hold.

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93pts
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