Deep red in colour, heavy and viscous.
On the the first element to appear are the ripe red fruits so typical of Tempranillo.
On the palate it is deep and rich, filling the mouth with velvety tannins. There, more fruits come to the fore, more red than black, together with touches of vanilla, minerality and forest floor aromas.
All kinds of red and grilled meats , Iberian ham , red tuna, cheese , among others.
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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.