CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva
95 points Wine Spectator
Tasting Notes:
The nose is rich and enticing with black and red berry fruit and liquorice notes. The palate is generously fruity with toasty oak, supple tannins and savoury balsamic nuances and a long finish.


Grape:
85% Tempranillo,10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.


Vineyards:
This wine is produced from grapes harvested in vineyards that are over 20 years old in the area around Villalba and Haro in Rioja Alta. They are bush pruned, with low yields, and hand harvested.


Vinification process:
Only the healthiest and ripest grapes are selected, and following destalking, the grapes are cold macerated prior to a cold temperature fermentation. Following a long maceration to achieve optimum colour and structure, the wine goes through a malolactic fermentation, to refine the wine, and to leave it with the necessary acidity to complete its American and French oak maturation, and subsequent bottle ageing prior to its release to the market.


Aging process:



Alcohol Contents:
13,8% vol


Limited Production
Main aromas and flavors:
Oak, black and Red Berry.


History Awards:
95 points Wine Spectator -2004
Wine Number One Wine Spectator Top 100 2013.

93 points Robert Parker - 2007
95 points Robert Parker 2005
92 points Robert Parker 2004
94 points Robert Parker 2001
93 points Robert Parker 2000
94 points Robert Parker 1999
92 points Robert Parker 1982



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