Rioja Red Wine, El Pedal (100% Tempranillo) is the new project of the Hernáiz brothers, the same ones that elaborate Finca La Emperatriz. A red wine that gathers the family vineyards distributed in several towns of the Rioja Alta to give us a relaxed and accessible version of its terroir wines. The plots of this project, influenced by a more Mediterranean climate, are interpreted in a young red wine very easy to drink, with a polished tannin and a very interesting fruit load. In short, a thirst wine, ideal for summer if what we are looking for is not to give up the red.
The grape comes from traditional vineyards, in the towns of Rioja Alta: Fuenmayor, Cenicero, Navarrete, Hornos de Moncalvillo and Baños de Rioja. 30 years of middle age and a variety of soils.
The vinification is carried out in cement and stainless steel tanks with soft overturning and at low temperature. It performs malolactic fermentation in cement tanks, a 5,000 liter wooden tub and 500 liter used barrels. It ages 5 months in a cement tank, 5,000 liters wooden tub and 500 liter used barrels. It is bottled at the beginning of spring. Before bottling, 10% of the wine from the previous harvest is added, which has been kept in oak barrels for a year.
Intense cherry violet rim.Aromas of violet and wild red fruits on a toasted background with touches of strawberry caramel and licorice rojo.En mouth continues to command the primary character and fruity with abundant memories of berries and maceration. It is a direct and fresh red. It will combine well with barbecues, but also with vegetable dishes.
After 15 years putting in value the spectacular Finca La Emperatriz, the Hernáiz brothers venture into a new project that drinks from the same sources as its origins: to project a wine that has an origin, in this case the family vineyards spread over several Places in Rioja Alta.