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Finca La Emperatriz Crianza

Finca La Emperatriz Crianza
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Finca La Emperatriz Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Viura,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl., 3 Liters (Jeroboam), Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Viura,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl., 3 Liters (Jeroboam), Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Finca La Emperatriz Crianza

Finca La Emperatriz Crianza is a red wine from La Rioja produced by Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz (Finca La Emperatriz). This wine contains slight amounts of Garnacha (3%) and Viura (2%) together with the main variety of Tempranillo (95%).

The wine is produced through the assembly of grapes from various plots of Finca La Emperatriz. The vines have an average age of over 25 years.

The harvest is done manually in the second week of October after making a selection in the field. Once in the winery, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks for four days. Pumping takes place for perfect colour extraction.

After bleeding, Finca La Emperatriz Crianza remains with lees.

Finca La Emperatriz Crianza is finally aged for 14 months in American oak barrels -80% of the total and French-20% remaining- of 225 litres.

Before being marketed, Finca La Emperatriz Crianza spends another 12 months in bottle.

Serve at 15ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Cold meat, Roasts, White meat with sauce, Roasted lamb, Sheep cheese, Game birds, White meat

Tasting notes Finca La Emperatriz Crianza

After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
Finca La Emperatriz Crianza 2014 is a deep red wine that is silky and elegant. A balanced vintage resulting in a good aromatic intensity, with aromas of ripe red fruit being clearly present without overshadowing the tertiary notes of aging.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
Sight Cherry red with violet hues. It is clean and bright. Nose High intensity, we highlight the aromas of black fruits. Notes of spiced pastry give character. The barrel aging is noticed. Taste Deep and mineral, crisp tannins. In the aftertaste typical mineral notes of wines from winery are perceived. Long and pleasant finish.
Sight Dark cherry colour with violet edges. Clean and very bright. Nose Clean nasal aromas with a medium intensity. The expressive notes of ripe red fruit stand out along with subtle toasted and spicy notes and intense hints of cocoa. Some mineral notes, which provide this wine with complexity, appear in the background. Taste Spanish wine with a nice attack and a silky and quite bulky mid palate which makes it very pleasant. The notes of fruit, very well integrated with the aromas provided during the ageing, make this wine mellow and appealing. Long finish. The notes of ripe fruit and the mineral hints appear again at retro-olfaction. Highly recommendable.
Sight Dark cherry colour with violet edges. Clean and very bright. Nose Clean nasal aromas with a medium intensity. The expressive notes of ripe red fruit stand out along with subtle toasted and spicy notes and intense hints of cocoa. Some mineral notes, which provide this wine with complexity, appear in the background. Taste Spanish wine with a nice attack and a silky and quite bulky mid palate which makes it very pleasant. The notes of fruit, very well integrated with the aromas provided during the ageing, make this wine mellow and appealing. Long finish. The notes of ripe fruit and the mineral hints appear again at retro-olfaction. Highly recommendable.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version. Nose The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version. Taste The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.
Sight Very bright and intense cherry red colour with a medium layer. Nose Good aromatic intensity with notes of red fruit along with elegant notes of vanilla and toast provided by the oak. When it opens up, light milky touches and complex mineral hints are released. Taste

This wine is gentle, silky, wide and fruity in the palate. It shows balanced notes of fruit and wood, integrated tannins (they still need to finish polishing) and a correct acidity. Good finish with hints of spices and minerals.

A nice Rioja wine, very pleasant, light and easy-drinking.

Sight Clean and bright cherry red.
Nose Very good intensity in the nose, where there is a dominance of the notes of candied fruit, orange peel and ripe fruit that emerged coupled with fine aromas of vanilla and toasted typical of the barrels' oak. A slight mineral hint is also noticed.
Taste

Kind attack with volume and fruity notes. The fruit and wood flavours are very well coupled. Velvety and unctuous mid palate and long and fresh finish. In the aftertaste, fruity notes reemerge together with mineral reminiscences typical of the grapes of Finca La Emperatriz.

Sight Garnet red clean and bright. Nose The initial aroma is given by the ripe fruit notes and fine breeding. By agitation can enjoy its intricacies, yielding orange peel, cherry, pepper and balsamic memories. Taste

Flavor virtue is the smoothness and excellent aftertaste that lingers.

Ratings

  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Suckling 91
  • Atkin 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Suckling 90
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91
  • Parker 89
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 88
  • Peñin 89
  • Decántalo 86
  • Decántalo 85
  • Peñin 89

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz (Finca La Emperatriz)

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