Imperial Gran Reserva
vino ficha
Name of Wine: Imperial Gran Reserva
Winery: Imperial
Region of Production: Rioja
Vintage Rating: Excellent
Type of Wine: Red
Style: Gran Reserva
Year: 2011
Grape Variety:
Tempranillo: 85%
Graciano: 10% | Mazuelo: 5%
97 Gourmets Guide points | 96 Tim Atkin points | 93 Wine&Spirits points | 92 Peñín Guide points | 92 Wine Spectator points

Aging in cask 36moths and aging in bottle 48 moths before going to market .
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.