Hermanos Hernáiz Las Cenizas Tempranillo Rioja DOCa

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.

Las Cenizas is a wine that takes its name from one of the most important towns of the D.O.C.a Rioja: Cenicero, in the heart of Rioja Alta, from where the Hernáiz brothers are native. Cenicero means ashtray in Spanish and Cenizas means ashes. A name believed to come from the bonfire ashes that the primitive shepherds left on the surrounding areas of the village. An iconic village for its vineyards and the quality of its wines. Grapes from 3 vineyards: Puentarrón, Los Hundidos and Sanchisnal, planted in the 80’s by the family that owns Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz.

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

VARIETALS
100% Tempranillo

VINTAGE
2017

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14%
Total acidity 5.0 g/l
pH 3.68

APPEARANCE
Intense ruby colour with violet rims.

NOSE
On the nose, the aromas of ripe black fruit and light spices stand out to the front, with hints of toasted notes.

PALATE
In the mouth, it is a mature, balanced and expressive wine, with a certain volume and lively at the same time, showing all its fruity dimension and an amiable finish.

AGEING
Once the malolactic fermentation in barrels is finished, the wine is aged in French (40%) and American (60%) oak barriques for 14 months.

PAIRING
Goes well with poultry, grilled chicken, roasted meats or steak.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Enjoy it now or over the next few years.

RATINGS

93pts

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92pts

4.1

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