Finca La Emperatriz Garnacha Cepas Viejas 2015


Wine Region: Rioja Alta, D.O.Ca. Rioja.

Grape: 100% Garnacha.

Total Production: 9,411 75cl bottles and 244 magnums.

Accolades:GP93,JS93 & TA92

Critical Acclaim

James Suckling:

“Impressive peppery, spicy and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors. This wine has a wealth of succulent tannin sin a really refined, powerful style. Good wine, extremely unique. Drink now.”July – 2017


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Tasting Notes: Medium garnet colour. Fragrant and vivacious nose with wild berries, pomegranate, grapefruit, aromatic herbs (rosemary) and abundant spicy notes (white pepper). Lively fragrance on the palate with more of those fruity, spicy notes present on the nose. Very fresh and aromatic, with that savoury character found in the best Garnachas and notable persistence. Beguilingly seductive.

About the Winery:The history of this unique winery begins in 1878, when a wine produced in a lost Rioja villagecalled Baños de Rioja won a prize in the wine competition at the Universal Exhibition of Paris. The red wine at issue was presented by Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, Empress of France and owner of a vineyard farm located in La Rioja.