High layer of cherry color with bright red hues. Protruding nose aromas of berries and licorice perfectly balanced with spicy notes of thyme, rosemary, clove and pure sheet coming from your stay in the barrel. It expresses its elegance in the mouth due to a nice tannin that gives roundness and freshness. It is a long and extensive wine with an interesting aftertaste because of its complexity. Is your ideal pairing with red meats and game.
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.
Reserve 24 months in barrel and 36 months in bottle before its release. Selection of the best grapes harvested manually Cvne payments in the Rioja Alta. After fermentation, the wine is kept in vats few days, lengthening the maceration process until the desired color and structure. Subsequent fermentation, ie the passage of malic acid to lactic barrel is made in producing a refined wine, leaving it in its proper acidity. This wine was aged in French and American oak before being clarified and bottled traditionally. Once in the bottle, resting in openwork wineries CVNE under conditions of humidity and temperature suitable completing his upbringing to the optimum time of consumption.
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).
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Red - Body and Spicy
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- Robert Parker
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96 Gourmet Guide