2016

El Coto, Rioja Crianza 2016

El Coto was founded in 1970 in Rioja Alavesa and has grown from modest beginnings into one of the best known Rioja producers. Today El Coto has over 700 hectares of vineyard in production across the three Rioja DOCa sub-zones of Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. They also source grapes from all three areas, but mostly from Rioja Alavesa. Head winemaker César Fernandez oversees production, starting with hand-picking into 350-kilogram crates to ensure the grapes arrive at the winery in pristine condition. Modern and intelligently designed, the emphasis in the winery is on temperature control and gentle handling of the grapes.

VINEYARDS

The grapes for this wine are sourced mainly from Rioja Alavesa (65%) with some from Rioja Alta (25%) and Rioja Baja (10%). Soils are mainly limestone and clay.

VINTAGE

The 2016 harvest was delayed by at least a week compared to the average over the last 10 years, due mainly to low spring temperatures. After a very dry start to the winter, late winter and spring rainfalls allowed good vegetative growth before flowering. Berries were small due to the lack of rainfall during the summer, and the resulting red wines have an extraordinary depth of colour. Good climatic conditions during the last stages of ripening provided very healthy grapes, with optimum balance between technical and phenolic ripeness

The nose is fresh and pronounced with concentrated red fruits and notes of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, it is silky with a core of strawberry fruit combined with sweet-spicy flavours from American oak. The finish is juicy and long.

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SKU: El Coto-Rioja-2016 Categories: , , ,
APPELLATION

Rioja Alavesa, Spain

VARIETAL

100% Tempranillo

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13.5%

VOLUME

75cl

Wine specs

Tasting notes

The nose is fresh and pronounced with concentrated red fruits and notes of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, it is silky with a core of strawberry fruit combined with sweet-spicy flavours from American oak. The finish is juicy and long.

Vegetarian, Vegan

Rioja Crianza

El Coto, Rioja Crianza 2016

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