Imperial Gran Reserva 2011



Imperial Gran Reserva 2011

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Imperial Gran Reserva 2011 is a mythical red wine from the century-old and famous Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España and is protected by the D.O. Rioja.

It is one of the great red wines of Spain, which you should not fail to taste, whose name wonderfully reflects the great nobility, harmony of this vintage, very representative of classicism Rioja. Like its predecessors, the hints of ripe fruit blend perfectly with the spicy nuances typical of oak ageing. The Peñín Guide has given it a score of 92/100.

We suggest you enjoy this exceptional wine with white fish in complex sauces and red meat.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2011 Other vintages
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: Cune (CVNE)
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Graciano, Mazuelo, Tempranillo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Ageing: Gran Reserva

Description of Imperial Gran Reserva 2011

Imperial Gran Reserva 2011 (Graciano, Mazuelo and Tempranillo)

TASTING NOTES OF Imperial Gran Reserva 2011:

  • View: intense ruby ​​red.
  • Nose: fruity aromas of forest, licorice, aging notes and toasted notes
  • Mouth: Soft, with character, elegant, fine, deep, persistent and underbrush notes.


GRAPES: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.



WINE PAIRING: Rice with mushrooms, game birds, old cheese.



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The Winery

Cune (CVNE)

Cune (CVNE)

Cvne has been caring for its vineyards for over 125 years. Over 125 years of respect for the winemaking tradition, hard work, research, innovation in production processes, pursuit of the highest quality, experimentation, and recognition. Over 125 years is a very long time. Today, Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España is run by the fifth generation of the family of winemakers who founded the company in 1879.

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Reviews of Imperial Gran Reserva 2011


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4 /5

- Cune Imperial Gran Reserva is an intense ruby red colour.
- The nose is rich and enticing with black and red berry fruit and licorice notes.
- The palate is generously fruity with toasty oak, supple tannins with savoury balsamic nuances and a long finish.
- This wine is produced from grapes harvested in vineyards over 20 years old in the area around Villalba and Haro in Rioja Alta, bush pruned, with low yields, and are picked by hand.
- Only the healthiest and ripest grapes are selected, and following destalking the grapes are cold macerated prior to a cool fermentation.
- Following a long maceration to achieve optimum colour and structure the wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation refining it, yet leaving it with the necessary acidity to complete its maturation in French and American oak as well as bottle ageing prior to release.
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4 /5

The Cune Imperial Gran Reserva is made of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo and raised in new French and American oak barrels for 24 months. With its intense deep red color it shows in the nose aromas of toast, spices, espresso, blackberry and plum. Medium to full-bodied in the mouth with a fine texture and ripe flavors. An absolute Top Rioja where only 22. bottles 000 are made of.
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4 /5

Dark ruby ​​red with orange reflections, intense flavors of plum, hints of coconut flavors, smoke, delicate roasted flavors; well integrated acidity, finesse and elegant, long finish.
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Peñín Guide 2011 rating
- Tasting notes: Colour: dark-red cherry, brick rim edge. Nose: waxy
notes, fine reductive notes, wet leather, spicy. Palate: round,
complex, flavourful, spicy, smoky aftertaste
- Score: 89
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Imperial 2000


TASTING NOTES:View: Shown in beautiful glass of cherry red color.Nose: It offers aromas of ripe fruit, licorice, intense spices and balsamic tones.Mouth: The palate is round, balanced and elegant.APPELLATION: Rioja, Spain.VINEYARD: Wine Company of Northern Spain - CVNE.GRAPES: Mazuela, Graciano, Tempranillo.AGEING: aged for 22 months in barrels of French and American oak, during which apply rackings every 4 months. Once breeding is completed, clarified and bottled, making a bottle aging in the cellar draft of the end of tune before heading out to the market.PREPARATION: The grapes cold macerated prior to fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel and the end of the fermentation another long post-fermentation maceration is performed.WINE PAIRING: Ideal with sheep cheese, roasted red meat, white fish to the oven, Iberian ham, roast lamb and bluefish.RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 ° CALCOHOL: 13.5%
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Classic red cherry color of a 2009. Aromas of coffee, toffee. Strong flavour which reminds me of strawberry candy.
We paired the Imperial Gran Reserva with a starter.
We drank it at a meeting with friends.
They had it in a wine bar.
A wine for special occasions.
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