Deep, cheery colour, clear and brilliant.
Intense nose of black berries, spices and bakery.
On the palate it is deep and complex with refined tannins and a long finish, with the typical mineral aromas of Finca la Emperatriz reappearing at the very end.
Perfect with stews , boiled, stewed lentils, stuffed turkey , steaks and fatty steaks, lamb or pork and cheeses.
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12 km from Haro, nestled between the Sierra de Cantabria and Sierra de la Demanda mountain ranges, Finca La Emperatriz is located in the northwestern end of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin, at 570 m above sea level in one of the highest plateaus in the Rioja Alta.
The soil of Finca La Emperatriz is unique in La Rioja. A poor, extremely hard soil, which provides the wines with a distinctive elegance and minerality and great aging potential.
Although Finca La Emperatriz is a 101-hectare vineyard, it has been divided into a number of plots. Each of them has specific characteristics depending on the variety planted, the rootstock, the age of the vines, the conduction system, etc.. Eduardo and Victor Hernáiz decided to apply viticulture and oenology that were customized to each of the plots in accordance with their characteristics, in order to obtain wines with different personalities.