Red Wine Finca La Emperatriz Viñedo Singular 2017

Red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Viura aged for 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Viura, Grenache Red, Tempranillo,
P 93 ñ 93 93 93

Availability: In stock

€31.80
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Produced by Finca La Emperatriz, Finca La Emperatriz Terruño is a single vineyard Spanish red wine made from a traditional Rioja blend of Tempranillo and Grenache, plus a droplet of Viura.

This remarkable Crianza red wine was crafted from grapes sourced from a estate classified as Viñedo Singular ("singular vineyard"). Terroir-wise, this the highest quality level currently existing in DOCa Rioja - the local version of a Grand Cru vineyard, so to speak.- Planted with 50 to 65-year-old vines, the vineyard has gravel soils covered with pebble stones.

The three varieties were harvested by hand. Once in the cellar, they were macerated for 5 days, fermented in concrete diposits with native yeasts with daily pump-overs, and further macerated for 20 days. Then Finca La Emperatriz Viñedo Singular 2017 was transferred into oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation. Finally, the wine was aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels (60%) and 2nd year American oak barrels (40%).

37,950 bottles produced.

Aerate this single vineyard red wine 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

Clean and bright, Finca La Emperatriz Viledo Singular is medium purple with a crimson rim.

Nose

Deep and intricate, conveying a distinctive sense of place, this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Viura suggests aromas of bilberries, bramble and ripe cherries, punctuated by notions of underbush, wet earth, cedar, balsam, menthol and spices.

Palate

This wine from Finca La Emperatriz has an exhilarating palate, with round tannins, high quality fruit and just a faint touch of oak. Poised, full of detail and very fresh, with a long, berryish finish and a mineral and balsamic aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

A terroir-bound Rioja, Finca la Emperatriz Terruño 2017 is a lovely wine.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides J. Suckling 93. T. Atkin 94.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 76%, Garnacha 22%, Viura 2%.
Pairings Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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The purity of riojan Tempranillo. This is the real thing.
Review by (Posted on 29 August 2018)
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