Imperial / 2012 Rioja Real de Asua.

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Imperial / 2012 Rioja Real de Asua

COUNTRY/REGION: Spain/Rioja.

GRAPES: 100% Tempranillo.

ABV: 14%

WINEMAKER NOTES: Intense cherry colour with hints of violet. A beguiling and complex nose of liquorice, black fruits and floral notes of violets. Aromas of cloves, roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel and some balsamic notes are present from its time ageing in French oak barrels. The palate is marked by a fine grained tannins, great structure and a fresh and lively finish.

VINEYARDS: Sourced from C.V.N.E's very best vineyards in Villalba and Haro.

VINTAGE: The 2012 harvest has been poor in the DOCa Rioja due to the drought that has characterised this vintage. The lack of rain has meant that the grapes arrive at the winery in excellent health status: aromatic and fruity.

WINEMAKING: Sourced from the very best vineyards in Villalba and Haro, the ripening of both the skins and the flesh of the grapes are constantly monitored. This is performed by regular tasting of the grapes, which allows the exact dates for harvesting to be determined. The first selection is collected in small boxes and taken to the winery, where the grapes are spread onto a triage table, and a second selection is made. The grapes ferment in oak vats, where, after the fermentation, they remain for five weeks at controlled temperatures with carefully monitored pumping over the submersion of the cap to extract optimum colour and aromas from the skins.

TASTING NOTES: Tempranillo rigorously selected and aged in new French oak for sixteen this is full-bodied and concentrated and has incredible structure and intensity.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.