El Pedal Tempranillo Rioja Alta DOCa

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery with an extensive vineyard estate in Rioja Alta.
Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz is the new project of brothers Eduardo and Víctor, who in 1996 acquired Bodega La Emperatriz, named as such because the first owner of these plots was Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France. With this new emphasis and with new projects at hand, the winery changed its name but its high-end wines retain the Finca La Emperatriz signature, the name of the ‘viñedo singular’ they come from, which is given to small, old plots with limited but high quality production and which, in summary, must comply with a series of strict standards to prove their quality.

This wine is made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes, mostly grown on bush vines of over 30 years old. Although all the grapes come from Rioja Alta vineyards, they come from climate areas which are less extreme than the family’s best-known vineyard, “La Emperatriz”. Less Atlantic influence means that the wines do not require such a long ageing.

For more info, visit Finca La Emperatriz / Hermanos Hernáiz  website.

100% Tempranillo


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Alcohol 13.5%

Bright cherry colour with a violet rim.

It’s youthful and fragrant, with aromas of violets and wild forest fruits over a background of toasted bread and strawberry fruit gums and caramel.

On the palate the same primary fruit characteristics continue to dominate, like a fine summer pudding of berries.

Ageing 5 months, split between the cement tanks, the wooden vat and the oak barrels.
Before bottling, 10% of the wine from the previous vintage is blended in.
This wine has spent a year in barrel.

This direct, honest red wine has the power and the weight to be a great match for vegetable stews and, if served a little bit chilled, will bring the best out of a barbecue.

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