ONE ESTATE, MANY PLOTS
AT THE EDGE OF RIOJA
OVER 65-YEAR-OLD VINES
The part of the vineyard which was already planted was left untouched, some 40 hectares of vines planted back in the 1950’s. A detailed study of the soils lead to a choice of specific clones which would be adapted to each part of the vineyard. Today, Finca la Emperatriz grows Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Maturana.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY TOUGH TERROIR
Exceptionally tough terroir
FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ VIÑEDO SINGULAR
Finca La Emperatriz’s Viñedo Singular is made up of over 30 hectares of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura, planted in bush vines with an average age of over 60 years. Located in the north-west of Rioja and on an alluvial terrace of the Oja river, it is an impressive terroir with a layer of large white pebbles to a depth of about 40 cm, covering a loose, sandy sub-soil. It is a characteristic terroir for its contribution to the elegance of the wines, providing the vineyard with good drainage, adequate lighting of the clusters, good root arrangement and a limited supply of nutrients.
The vineyard is worked with a philosophy of deep respect to the environment. Therefore, a responsible and sustainable agricultural activity is developed throughout the estate, in which the use of insecticides has been replaced by pheromones, and herbicides have been eliminated leaving a green cover. In addition, the leftovers of annual pruning are used as fertilizer and, when necessary, treatments recommended for organic farming areused. Following a path with a firm commitment to take care of the environment and the ecosystem for future generations; and the aim of achieving the official organic viticulture certification.
All these facts make Finca La Emperatriz an ideal Viñedo Singular for the production of top wines with a long and precious aging potential, being the origin of our Finca LaEmperatriz Gran Vino.