El Coto, Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva, 2017
Region: Rioja, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegan, Vegetarian
This wine is intense cherry in colour with ageing at the rim. On the nose, it has aromas of ripe fruit and hints of cocoa. On the palate, it has a round, velvety mouthfeel with ripe tannins and good acidity.
The ‘Coto de Imaz’ wines are made from a selection of the best Tempranillo grapes grown in El Coto’s vineyards in Cenicero, Rioja Alta. The soils here are limestone-rich clay and produce grapes of great flavour intensity and excellent levels of acidity, crucial for the making of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines which undergo extensive oak ageing.
El Coto was founded in 1970 in Rioja Alavesa and has grown from humble beginnings into one of the best-known Rioja producers. Today El Coto has approximately 800 hectares of vineyard in production across the three Rioja DOCa sub-zones of Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. This makes them the largest vineyard owner in Rioja and gives them great control of the quality of the grapes which go into their wines, the majority of which are sourced from their own vineyards.