£13.80/ 0.75 L btl
El Jardín de la Emperatriz Tinto 2017
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Eugénie de Montijo, the last Empress of France thanks to her marriage to Napoleon III, would surely be proud of this wine, a product of the vineyards that used to belong to her. It may be the second wine of the Hermanos Hernaiz winery but many Rioja producers can only hope that their first wines be as fresh and elegant as El Jardín de la Emperatriz (the Empress's garden). It has already won the top critics over with its very first vintage, receiving 93 points from James Suckling, 91 from Luis Gutiérrez for Robert Parker, and 91 points in the Guía Peñín wine guide, where it has also been awarded five stars for its excellent value for money.
El Jardín de la Emperatriz is a blend of different classic Rioja grapes such as Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, Viura (Macabeo) and Maturana Tinta growing in spectacular landscapes with extremely characteristic soils: sandy loam soil below 40 cm of pebbles, ideal for creating elegant wines. The grapes are partly fermented with their local yeast, and the finished wine is aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels.
The excellent result is a fresh, delicate and elegant wine with a classic profile. A medium-bodied wine whose ripe red and black fruit aromas, spicy notes, and elegant tannins make it versatile and very easy to drink.
- Vine age:25 years
- Soil:Calcareous-clay / Pebbles
- Climate:Continental with mediterranean influence
- Yields:Low yields
- Vinification material:Concrete / Stainless steel
- Ageing period:12 months
- Barrel age:New, second and third year
- Type of wood:American and french oak
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
- Decanting:Aeration is recommended
- Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2024
Smooth easy drinking wine great with a Sunday Roast Beef or with Cheese order this every month which says it all!by: Jose da Silva (05/09/2020) - Vintage 2017
Un Rioja que vale la pena
Color limpio y brillante . En la nariz no se nota tanto la tempranillo ni los típicos frutos rojos de esta uva. En boca recupera todo lo que falta en la nariz: cuerpo , taninos equilibrados y algo de sabor frutal
Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz
Finca La Emperatriz is one of the very few Rioja wineries to produce their wines from one single vine-growing plantation, which is customary in Bordeaux's Médoc region (other Rioja wineries employing the same model are Remelluri, Valpiedra and Contino). This is an estate of excellent quality whose potential had already been recognised at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1878 and which concealed a very important history. The estate originally belonged to Eugenia de Montijo...