The Hernáiz brothers have just presented the new vintage of El Jardín de La Emperatriz Tinto, the renowned Crianza made from the vineyard of their historic property in Rioja Alta, Finca La Emperatriz, once owned by the last Empress of France.
El Jardín de La Emperatriz Tinto 2018 is made with 88% Tempranillo, 9% Garnacha, 2% Graciano and 1% Maturana Tinta. Grapes, hand-harvested, come from plots with an average age of 25 years. The result is a fine and elegant wine, aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels. In this 2018 vintage, the Garnacha variety has an outstanding role, providing subtle -but clear- floral notes of violets, which are added to its prominent and delicate fruity character.
This is a wine which has won many awards in the past and continues to do so in this vintage, with the 92 points from James Suckling and the Peñín Guide – along with 5 stars, the highest score for value for money-. This is, without doubt, an excellent and solid base from which to build the range of Finca la Emperatriz wines.