Red Wine El Jardín de la Emperatriz 2017
Crianza red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano, Viura and Maturana. Aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
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The grapes come from low-yielding, 15 to 65-year-old vineyards scattered across 11 plots.
As for the 2017 vintage, overall production was 35% below average due to winter frosts.
Harvested by hand, once in the cellar the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with gentle pump-overs, using an equal combination of selected and indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation took place into steel and concrete diposits, after which this Rioja red wine was kept in contact with its lees for some weeks.
Finally, El Jardín de la Emperatriz 2017 was aged for 12 months in 225-litre 70% American and 30% French oak barrels.
Pair this Crianza red wine with stews, casseroles and meat dishes.
The wine El Jardín de la Emperatriz has a very bright, clean, intense medium cherry-coloured robe with a crimson rim.
This expressive Tempranillo complemented with Grenache, Graciano, Viura and Maturana shows aromas of ripe black fruit, spices and subtle remembrances of pastry. On the background, notes of balsam, toast and an earthy tip.
This red wine of Finca La Emperatriz is fresh and focused, with a good acidity and the velvety tannins. Red berries, some remembrances of underbush a dash of spices. Long finish with an earthy and toasted note.
|Our personal opinion||
Well-crafted, fresh and suprisingly easy to drink, El Jardín de la Emperatriz 2017 is an excellent wine from Rioja Alta.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||J.Suckling 93. Tim Atkin 90.|
|Name of Award||Trophy Wine 100 China 2017: Bronze Medal.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha 5%, Graciano 2%, Viura 2%, Maturana Tinta 1%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
I like them VERY MUCH. Nice and easy.