Finca La Emperatriz Reserva Rioja DOCa

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery with an extensive vineyard estate in Rioja Alta.
The name derives from those who owned the land in the XIX century, Eugenia de Montijo, who was married to the Emperor Napoleon III. A cellar full of history and tradition that continues to produce excellent wines.

Finca La Emperatriz Reserva is an assemblage of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura and Graciano from plots no. 4, 11, 14 and 15 of Finca La Emperatriz, which captivates for its complexity and elegance. The grapes come from old vines over 60 years old, planted on a white rocky soil with a sandy loam surface: a poor, hard ground, which gives the wines a personal elegance and mineral nuances.

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VARIETALS
94% Tempranillo, 3% Garnacha, 2% Viura, 1% Graciano

VINTAGE
2014

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14%
Total acidity 5.5 g/l
PH 3.59

APPEARANCE
Intense ruby colour.

NOSE
Black fruit, liquorice and black pepper aromas over a spicy, balsamic (vanilla and cedar) background.

PALATE
It is a serious, slightly austere wine that manages to be harmonious with good freshness, well-integrated oak and round tannins. It will have a good evolution in bottle.

AGEING
24 months in 225 liter barrels, of which 70% American and 30% French oak).
Part of the wine goes through the malolactic fermentation in barrels.

PAIRING
Goes well with tapas or main course with grilled beef, burgers and BBQ.

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

RATINGS

93pts 

92pts

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