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Rioja Reserva, Imperial, CVNE

Rioja Reserva, Imperial, CVNE

Grape Variety:  Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10%, Mazuelo: 5%
Made from a selection of the best grapes from our Rioja Alta vineyards around the village of Villalba that were hand harvested in small 30 kg boxes. Before starting the alcoholic fermentation, the bunches of grapes were cooled down and kept at a low temperature for some hours in order to improve our control over fermentation without using any additives and to achieve an optimum extraction. The fermentation took place in a combination of oak vats and stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The wine was then aged in both American and French new and used oak casks for two years, followed by another two years in bottle prior to its release in the market.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Spain
Region:
La Rioja
Appellation:
Rioja
Variety:
Tempranillo
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93
Date:
2020-10-30

James Suckling

Score:
96
Date:
2020-09-22
Review:
Extremely floral and attractive with crushed lavender, rosemary and violets to the blue fruit. Full body. Tight and integrated tannins and a lightly chewy finish. Shows depth and structure. One of the best from here in a long time. Drink in 2021, but already attention grabbing.

Vinous Media

Score:
94