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IMPERIAL GRAN RESERVA

Name of Wine: IMPERIAL GRAN RESERVA

Type of Wine: Red Wine

Region of Production: Rioja

Year: 2010

Vintage Rating: Excellent

 

Grape Varieties: 

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

 

Bottle Type: Bordeaux

 

Case / Bottle Size:

C/6 – 75 cl, Magnum 1.5l

 

Alcoholic Volume: 14 % Vol.

Total Acidity: 5 (g/l tartaric)

pH: 3.61

Volatile Acidity: 0.54

SO2 Free / Total: 30/92

 

WINEMAKING
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. 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.


VINTAGE / HARVEST DESCRIPTION
The evolution of the vines in 2010 was overall very good. The excellent and
healthy state of vegetation was guaranteed by good weather. Harvests started
more or less on average dates and took place slowly and uneventfully, making a
selective harvest possible and ensuring a good ripening and a high quality fruit.


TASTING NOTES
An intense ruby red colour with purple hints of youth. The nose shows great
complexity, combing black and red berry fruits and licorice with the perfect
balance of cedar, woods, leaf of cigar and at the same time there are flavors
sweet of chocolate and toffee. The high quality palate is soft and elegant featuring
silky tannins, assuring a lasting finish. We recommend pairing this wine with
meats, fish and cheese, however this wine can also be enjoyed on its own.
Service temperature 18o.