CVNE Imperial Reserva
92 points Robert Parker
Tasting Notes:
Deep garnet colour with hints of cherry. Great aromatic complexity with perfect balance between the varietal aromas like candied fruit, licorice and those coming from its stay in oak like roasted coffee, cocoa and soft balsamic notes. In the palate, round tannins and a pleasant long aftertaste with fruity notes are the more remarkable features.

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

A selection of the best grapes from our Rioja Alta vineyards around the village of Villalba were hand harvested into small 30 kg. cases.

Vinification process:
Prior to commencing the alcoholic fermentation, the whole bunches of grapes were cooled down and kept at a low temperature for some hours in order to better control the fermentation without using any additives and to achieve the optimum extraction. The fermentation took place in a combination of oak vats and stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The wine is then aged in both American and French new oak.

Aging process:
The wine is then aged in both American and French new oak for two years before being bottled followed by another two years in bottle prior to its release to the market.

Alcohol Contents:
14% vol

Limited Production
Main aromas and flavors:
Cherry, coffee, cocoa and soft balsamic.

History Awards:
92 points Robert Parker - 2009
93 points Robert Parker 2008
91 points Robert Parker 2007
90 points Robert Parker 2005
91 points Robert Parker 2004