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Imperial Gran Reserva 2012

47,90 €
tax excl. 39,59 €
  • 750 ml (Botella)

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  • Cune Imperial Gran Reserva, one of the best wines in Spain since 1920. It is only produced when there is an exceptional vintage in Rioja, and there have been only 5 exceptional vintages in Rioja in the last 20 years.

  • Although it reads "Cune", CVNE is short for "Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España"

  • The winery CVNE Imperial is an autonomous within the original winery CVNE

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Tasting Notes

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.

Elaboration

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.

Cellar

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.

Vineyard

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.

Curiosity

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).

Features

Type of Wine
Red Wine
Wine Style
Red - Powerful and Bold
Grape Varieties
Mazuelo, Graciano, Tempranillo
Type of Ageing
Gran Reserva
Alcohol Content
14.5%
Serving Temperature
16
Vintage
2012
Presentation
1 bottle
Ideal to Give
Yes

Ratings and awards

Robert Parker
93
Peñín Ratings
92
Prizes and previous ratings
97 Guía Gourmets |96 Tim Atkin | 93 Wine&Spirits
AporVino Points
98

To combine

Pairing
Ham and Sausages, Roast Meats, Game Meats, Barbecue, Lamb, Red Meats, Cured Cheese, Stewed Meats, Regional Cuisine, Meats

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