Imperial Reserva
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Name of Wine: Imperial Reserva
Winery: Imperial
Region of Production: Rioja
Vintage Rating: Very good
Type of Wine: Red
Style: Reserva
Year: 2016
Grape Variety:
Tempranillo: 85%
Graciano, Mazuelo y garnacha: 10%
Ratings:
96 points James Suckling | 94 points Tim Atkin - Wine of the year




Grapes from our best vineyards around the villages of Villalba, Briones and Torremontalbo, which are over 40 years old, were carefully selected in the vineyard. Hand harvesting into 20kg crates followed meticulous monitoring of the ripening process.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes were placed into a cold room for 24 hours. Then a further selection of the grapes was made on a sorting table after which they were transferred by gravity to large oak vats for the alcoholic fermentation.
The wine was then aged for two years in French and American oak barrels followed by two years in bottle in our centenary cellars until its release to market.