The Garden of the Empress 2017
Technical Sheet Finca La Emperatriz
Type of Wine: Red
Brand: Finca La Emperatriz aging
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Bottle type: Bordeaux
Capacity (cl): 75
Graduation (% vol.): 13,50
Cellar: Hernaiz Brothers Vineyards
Regions: Denomination Rioja
Barrel type: American oak
Permanence in Barrel: 14 months
Operating temperature : 16º-18º C.
Population: Rioja Baths
The Tempranillo and the Viura were concealed at the same time in stainless steel tanks. From this vintage we also begin to use half of the indigenous yeast deposits. FML in steel and concrete tank. The wine goes to the barrel in the month of March.
Tasting Notes The Garden of the Empress
Cherry color with vivid garnet edge. Red and black fruit seasoned with spicy notes (white pepper) and balsamic frescoes within a set in which the fruit has the singing voice. Medium body as expected from an aging, but with a special firmness in this vintage that will allow a little more development over time. A very complete red wine, with a slight touch of chalk at the end of the mouth that allows the terroir to prevail over the aging category.
Production: 179,800 bottles of 75 cl and 9,200 Magnum. High vividness and color intensity. Cherry color with purple reminiscences in the meniscus. On the nose its aromatic potential stands out, with ripe forest fruits appearing, with blackberries predominating, and also floral notes of violet intermingling with those from fine wood such as coffee, chocolates and balsamics.
In the mouth it has a powerful attack but with a smooth mid palate marked by a silky and pleasant tannin, which gives us a broad aftertaste that allows us to continue enjoying the wine for a long time. In the glass it evolves, expanding its aromatic variety. The pairing is very wide, ranging from mere tasting to any kind of meat, including game.