The Wine Box
Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva 75cl
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.
The wine is deep garnet in colour with bluish hints at the rim.
On the nose, interesting aromas of wild berries and liquorice merge beautifully with notes of toffee, tobacco leaf and undergrowth from barrel ageing. The palate reveals a wine characterised by its elegance, depth of flavour and fine, velvety tannins. The finish is long and complex. This beautifully balanced wine is perfect for pairing with fish, all types of meat and cured cheeses.