Finca la Emperatriz Cuvée Especial Red Reserva 2016

£ 66.50

(price per bottle £11.08)

General information

33 % off - £99.90

Finca La Emperatriz Cuvée Especial Reserva 2016 is therefore a piece of history of Spanish that is a must-have, especially because thanks to the Hernáiz brothers you can now buy it for 33% off. Yes, that’s right, for nearly half the price and delivered free of charge. Don’t miss out on it.

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers who shared an unbridled passion for wine decided that the time had come to stop daydreaming and take the plunge, going a step that sets the men apart from the boys. They staked everything on an old estate in Rioja – a piece of land with a glorious history – and worked shoulder to shoulder until they had fulfilled their dream of making brilliant, straightforward wines that represent a unique terroir precisely in the paradise of excellent vineyards: Rioja. Finca La Emperatriz is the dream come true of the Hernáiz brothers, Eduardo and Víctor, a vineyard that once belonged to Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France. She was awarded a prize at the Paris World’s Fair of 1878 after impressing the jury with a special wine made on an estate owned by her… Yes, that’s right, it was that estate.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Reserva

Winery: Bodegas La Emperatriz

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 94% Tempranillo 3% Garnacha Tinta

Barrel type: American 80% and French 20% oak barrels

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Total acidity: 5,6 g/l

PH 3,71

Bottling date: April 2019

Volatile Acidity: 0,54 g/l

Residual sugar: 1,7 g/l

Time in Barrel 24 months

Best before: till 2024

Serving Temperature: Serve at 16º–17ºC.

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Finca la Emperatriz Cuvée Especial 2016

Garnet red with ruby at the edge.

Fine, intense, complex nose with aromas of ripe red fruit, sweet spices, herbs and noble notes of barrel ageing.

Excellent balance on the attack, tasty and ripe with a lively acidic bite that gives it freshness, a lovely silky mouthful and a long finish with pleasant notes from ageing.