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Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas

Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas
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Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas
White wine Crianza. 9 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
White wine Crianza. 9 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Viura
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas

Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas is a D.O.Ca. Rioja white wine produced by Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz (Finca La Emperatriz). This winery produces two types of wine, one which blends varieties from different plots, and another with varieties from the same plot.
In the case of Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas, grapes from a single plot of land (plot number 2) are selected.
This wine is a single varietal (100 percent) made with Viura grapes from vines that are 66 years old with low yields, since these grapes have more concentrated flavours.

The must ferments in 16 new and secondhand barrels. The fermentation temperature never exceeds 17ºC. The wine ages for nine months in barrels where it ferments on its own lees.

Serve at 10ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Cod, Rice with meat, Baked white fish, Foie gras, Smoked dishes

Tasting notes Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas

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.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
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 New gold. Clean and very bright with a dense and slow tear. Nose A very intense and complex nose. Pleasant citric notes, white and stone fruit. More subtle aromas of dried flower “potpourri”. Very complex, supported by tantalizing undertones of pastries and fine toasted notes. After a brief amount of time in the glass, mineral notes characteristic of the soil also appear. Taste A very powerful and rich attack. Lots of volume, with nerve and freshness. A multitude of flavours add great complexity and elegance.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 91
  • Parker 90

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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Imágenes y situación D.O.Ca. Rioja

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