Finca La Emperatriz Viura 2016 75cl

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Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Bodegas la Emperatriz
Grape Variety Viura
Size 75cl
ABV 13.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2016
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Seafood and salads
Style Fresh, full and juicy
A stunning young, fresh white Rioja (no oak ageing), from an estate once owned by the last French empress. Very pale yellow in colour, with a hint of green. Intense aromas of white fruits, flowers and citrus, together with elements of creaminess. On the palate it is both full, but light, with a refreshing acidity which balances out the richness. The after taste leaves a sensation of juiciness. An excellent example of the potential of Viura in Rioja, if it is grown in the right soils.
Country Of Origin: Spain

Bodegas la Emperatriz is a picturesque estate in the heart of Rioja Alta which has been winning awards since the Paris Universal Exposition of 1878, when it was owned by the last empress of France, Eugenia de Montijo. Now owned by the Hernaiz family since 1996, the estate boasts 67 years old vine Garnacha and Viura, and produces Rioja's only single estate Crianza. Their wines have proved a huge hit with wine critics across the globe and are widely listed in Madrid's Michelin starred restaurants.

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.

The range of wines produced by Finca La Emperatriz is structured according to the wealth of nuances resulting from the division of the estate. Firstly, the winery produces wines with grapes from different plots “Classic coupage”, where complexity is sought through the coupage of several batches of grapes in order to make round, balanced and tasty wines. In addition, wine is made from grapes from a “Single plot”, which extracts the specific personality of the terroir from which it comes.

Country Of Origin: Spain

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