Although El Coto is a relatively young Bodega, it is already one of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin (D.O.Ca) leaders. In the domestic market, no sales promotions or publicity campaigns have been necessary for El Coto to silently become the preferred Rioja Crianza of the Spanish, whilst, in the international market, El Coto is present at the best tables and wine lists in some 50 countries.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo 100 % from the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.
Vinification: Fermented in 500 Hl stainless steel vats. Lengthy maceration to obtain wines suitable for ageing.
Ageing: 12 months in 225-litre American-oak casks and 6 months in the bottle prior to release from the cellars. A careful selection of new wood from different places of origin, cooperages and levels of toasting gives the wine a lovely balance.
Tasting Note: Ruby-red colour. The nose preserves the fresh fruit and liquorice aromas typical of Tempranillo. Good balance in the mouth silky, velvety, with a good aromatic intensity throughout.