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Imperial – Reserva Tinto

Spain
Rioja
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins Spain > Rioja

Appellation Rioja

Varietal Tempranillo

Cepage 85% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano

Winemaking Hand-harvested, cold-stored 24 hours, gravity fed to large oak vats. Fermented with native yeasts.

Aging 2 years in new French and American oak.

Alcohol Content 14.0 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Deep cherry red in color. The nose is attractive and complex, combining the fruit driven notes from the blend of varieties with those from the ageing in French and American oak barrels. The palate is well rounded, with the clear presence of supple, silky tannins and concludes with a long and very pleasing finish. We have here a wine which will evolve and develop well in the bottle over the years to come.

Overall Attractive & Complex

Mouthfeel Silky & Lingering

Aromas Dark fruits, tobacco, mixed herb and a touch of spice.

Selling Point Delicious today, and even better with age!

Pairings Perfect for red meats, game, oily fish, cured cheeses

Awards 96 James Suckling (2016)

Sustainability Vegan t

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About Imperial

Brand Story

Imperial is one of the renowned references in the entire history of Spanish winemaking. It is a true classic in Rioja and was first bottled in the 1920’s. Its name was originally adopted after a special bottling for the English market in a bottle called ‘Pinta Imperial’ or ‘Imperial Pint’ (an Imperial pint, half a litre approximately). The grapes to make Imperial have always come from our own 28 hectares of vineyards in Villalba (Rioja Alta), and selected vineyards in the nearby communes of Briones and Montalvo, where our vines average age is kept over 20 years to secure quality. The Imperial cellar is a truly independent winery inside the original CVNE winery. This cellar allows for a fully traditional winemaking process subject to the strictest quality controls.

Brand Story

Imperial is one of the renowned references in the entire history of Spanish winemaking. It is a true classic in Rioja and was first bottled in the 1920’s. Its name was originally adopted after a special bottling for the English market in a bottle called ‘Pinta Imperial’ or ‘Imperial Pint’ (an Imperial pint, half a litre approximately). The grapes to make Imperial have always come from our own 28 hectares of vineyards in Villalba (Rioja Alta), and selected vineyards in the nearby communes of Briones and Montalvo, where our vines average age is kept over 20 years to secure quality. The Imperial cellar is a truly independent winery inside the original CVNE winery. This cellar allows for a fully traditional winemaking process subject to the strictest quality controls.

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