Made from a selection of the best grapes from our Rioja Alta vineyards that are hand harvested. Before starting the alcoholic fermentation, the bunches of grapes were cooled down and kept at a low temperature for some hours. The fermentation took place in French oak vats. During the second fermentation, the acidity of the wine decreases. The wine was then aged in both American and French oak casks for two years, followed by another two years in bottle prior to its release in the market.
Intense body of cherry color with beautiful purple highlights. Attractive aroma of forest fruits, violets and licorice with reminiscences to Atlantic forest with notes to clove and cigar leaves. In the mouth we notice its softness and finesse in perfect balance with a silky tannin which makes us reach a long and balsamic aftertaste where the aromas are intermingled to make this wine elegant. It pairs perfectly with fatty fish, game, red meat and cured cheeses.
Imperial is one of the great names in Spanish winemaking. It is a true classic in Rioja and was first made in the 1920’s. Its name comes from a special bottling for the English market made in a bottle size of a ‘Pinta Imperial’ or ‘Imperial Pint’ which is approximately equivalent to half a litre.