Intense garnet cherry color. Wine of great complexity and aromatic quality, aromas of fruit compote, licorice stick, and from aging and aging, such as spicy and balsamic aromas. also light vanilla, toffee and chocolate appear. Its passage through the mouth is friendly and silky with a personality marked by the fineness of tannin.
Reserve 36 months in barrel and 48 months in bottle before its release. Of his best old vineyards, after a manual harvest in boxes and an exhaustive selection in the field and in the winery, they get high quality grapes. Once in the winery the grapes macerated in cold maceration comes after the alcoholic fermentation in French oak vats. Raising two years is done in French and American, ending the process with a bottle aging in its old openwork until its release.
Winemaking is done under strict quality control, and the more traditional way. In this winery in addition to Imperial made our Real Asúa wine. See infographic of the winery.
The winery is composed of French oak vats of different capacities. This allows production pick each parcel of vines and make an individual track each terroir.
The barrel aging is carried out inside the Eiffel ship built in 1909.
The grapes come from 28 hectares of vineyards in Villalba (Rioja Alta), and vineyards selected areas Briones and Montalvo, where the vines have an average age of over 20 years, to ensure wine quality .
Rioja Alta is the westernmost part of the three subregions of Rioja. Its climate is greatly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. The soil in the Rioja Alta is rich in iron salts, limestone and clay, along with nutrients deposited in the region by the tributaries of the Ebro river. The area of Rioja Alta is known for producing fortified wines, with an alcohol content medium and a high acidity level that are suitable for aging in barrels, forming the basis of most red Riojas.
Cune Imperial name was adopted after a special bottling for the English market in a bottle called "Pinta Imperial" or "Imperial Pint" (an imperial pint is about half a liter).
- Type of Wine
- Wine Style
Red - Powerful and Bold
- Grape Varieties
- Type of Ageing
- Alcohol Content
- Serving Temperature
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Ratings and awards
- Robert Parker
- Prizes and previous ratings
97 Guía Gourmets |96 Tim Atkin | 93 Wine&Spirits
- AporVino Points
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