Monthly Archives: January 2013

The wine that started it all is back

We are especially excited to launch the new vintage Finca La Emperatriz Crianza 2009 for several reasons. Firstly, because it is a wine we are particularly proud of and we feel great affection for as it was the first one we ever produced in our winery. Do you remember?

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Publish on 29 January, 2013 a las 11:34

Finca La Emperatriz Crianza

What is malolactic fermentation?

After the grape harvest and the first fermentation, the new wines have already begun the stage of malolactic fermentation, which for some of them takes place in barrels. During this stage, the malic acid present in the grape pulp transforms into lactic acid: this allows us to lower the acidity level and lessen the sourness, as well as adding delicate notes of milk, cheese, yoghurt, cream or butter, which can later be identified in the …

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Publish on 24 January, 2013 a las 10:00

fermentación maloláctica

Lombardy cabbage at the vegetable garden of La Emperatriz

Our estates are the jewel in our crown. In addition to parcels boasting the perfect terroir for cultivating vines, a small part of our land is ideal for growing vegetables. That’s why we have created our own little vegetable garden, which allows us to enjoy traditional seasonal produce thanks to the dedication and hard work of Manuel, who tends the garden. Now, in the wintertime, we are harvesting the Lombardy cabbages, which – as you can see from …

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Publish on 15 January, 2013 a las 10:00

Finca la Emperatriz Lombarda - lombardy cabbage