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Imperial Gran Reserva 2011

Imperial Gran Reserva 2011
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$82.00
/ 750ml
SKU: IMP-IGR-11

Imperial is one of the big names of Spain. It is a true classic in Rioja and was first produced in the twenties. Its name comes from a special bottling for the English market, in a measure called ‘Pinta Imperial’ or ‘Imperial Pint’ which is approximately half a litre. It has always been characterised by its very high and constant quality in every vintage.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
Appellation
Rioja
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red color.The nose is rich and enticing with black and red berry fruit and liquorice notes. The palate is generously fruity with toasty oak, supple tannins and savoury balsamic nuances and a long finish.
Winemaker Notes
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.
Other Notes
85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo
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