Nacido en los años 20, Imperial es uno de los grandes vinos de España. Solo se da cuando se producen cosechas excepcionales en la Rioja Alta y se obtiene tras la selección de las mejores uvas vendimiadas manualmente en los pagos de CVNE ubicados en esta subregión. De apariencia clásica y elegante, destaca su elegancia, su tanino amable y las notas especiadas de su crianza.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
A tight and linear red now with very long and direct palate that is driven and intense. Medium to full body, bright blackberry and mineral character. Just a baby now. Give it three to four years to soften. A beauty. Try in 2021.
The analysis of the 2015 Imperial Reserva is almost identical to those of the Viña Real Reserva from the same vintage, but the profile is quite different. This is the more serious Haro-style red, and it has slightly darker fruit and a medium to full-bodied palate with very good grip, powerful but with great balance. The blend is also similar—85% Tempranillo and the rest split between Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha—but these are grapes from Rioja Alta fermented with yeasts selected from their own vineyards. The wine matured in French and American oak barrels for two years. The wines are different, but the quality level is similar. 150,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2018.