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Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco

Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco
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The elegance of an old Rioja vineyard

Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco
White wine Reserva. 24 months in separate containers.
Variety: Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
White wine Reserva. 24 months in separate containers.
Variety: Viura
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco

Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco is a Viñedo Singular single-variety Viura white wine made by Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz (Finca La Emperatriz), in the D.O.Ca. Rioja, Spain.

Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz has released a new selection of wines from the “Finca La Emperatriz” vineyard to replace the range of nine wines that were made until the end of 2019, where the wines would stop being available when the harvested grapes ran out. As such, Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco is replacing Finca La Emperatriz Viura.

The D.O.Ca. Rioja established a new geographical indication classification system that has been in use since 2019 and that seeks to value the identity of the terroir, which also gives the wine its quality. The new geographical indications are the following: Viñedo Singular, Vinos de Municipio and Vinos de Zona.

Finca La Emperatriz has the Viñedo Singular classification. It is the name of an old vineyard in Baños de Rioja that belonged to Eugenia de Montijo, who was the wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France, and that the Hernáiz family acquired in 1996 and started their first winemaking project under the name Bodegas La Emperatriz.

The Viñedo Singular classification is given to small plots of old vines with a limited but high quality production. To be given this quality stamp, which is the highest of the three geographical indications, they must follow a series of strict guidelines to ensure the wines they produce are of a high quality.

The Hernáiz Brothers’ drive has led them to refocus their winemaking and create this range of wines, changing their name to Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz but retaining the historical essence of Finca La Emperatriz to name the wines from this unique vineyard, in honour of the former owner and as a tribute to the woman who was behind the classification of the great Bordeaux Crus wines.

La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco is made with Viura grapes from vines aged between 50 and 65 years of age from the Finca La Emperatriz where the soils are composed of gravels and boulders over an interesting sandy-loam structure.

The harvest is carried out manually and the clusters pass over the selection table before macerating with their skins for six hours. Half of the berries ferment in concrete tanks, with the rest in 225-litre barrels. The resulting wine ages for four months under its fine lees and with occasional battonages.

The wine is transferred to concrete tanks for 10 months and it then ages in French oak barrels with a third in new barrels, a third in second-year barrels and the rest in third-year barrels.
Serve at 10.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Cod, Creamed soups, Fish stew, Complex salads, Baked white fish

Tasting notes Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco

Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Blanco 2016 is a white wine that offers aromas of white fruits and flowers, and subtle herbal notes of hay. On the palate it is silky and fresh and the fruit returns with elegance and complexity. It has a long and persistent aftertaste.

Ratings

  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 91
  • Suckling 90
  • Atkin 94

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)

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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Imágenes y situación D.O.Ca. Rioja

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery in La Rioja that cultivates its vineyards with millimetric precision. They are parcelled out to produce modern wines, both in classic coupages with grapes of different varieties and plots, to achieve round, balanced and tasty wines. Just as in their single-vineyard wines, which show the personality of the grape and the character of the specific terroir where they come from.

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