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Intense aroma of ripe fruits with tertiary aromas of cocoa, sweet spices. Smooth palate with mountain herbs and orange peel notes. Long, elegant finish.Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.
Finca La Emperatrz is a Single Estate of 102 Ha divided in 22 plots and located in Banos de Rioja (Rioja Alta) at 570 meters above sea level, between the hills "Sierra Cantabria" and "Sierra de la Demanda".
Eugenie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France was the first owner of this Estate in the 19th century.In 1996, the Hernaiz family acquired this property and the brothers Eduardo and Victor started to produce quality wines.The winery produces its entire range exclusively from its own grapes.Some of the wines are made with grapes from different plots and others from a single plot with vvery limited production.
Old vines. Estate Bottled.Single Vineyard since 1878.Our vineyard is known by local people as "Vi?a La Emperatriz" as it was once owned by Maria Eugenia de Montijo, the Spanish noble woman who was wife of Napoleon III, the last Empress of France.
Vinedos Hermanos Hernaiz
65-year-old bush vines
Environmetally friendly methods of farming
Hand-picked in the first week of October.
Yes in vineyard and winery
The grapes are selected in the vineyard and then are given a cold soak for 3 days in stainless steel, followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature for 6 days with a gentle pumpover to extract colour and tannins and a further two weeks of post-fermentative skin contact.
A third part of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation in the barrels.
Aged in 70% American oak and 30% French oak barrel.