El Coto Rioja Rosado, Spain 2020
|Wine Type||Rosé Wine|
|Body / Style||Fruit Notes, Rosé|
|Grape Blend||90% Tempranillo , 10% Grenache/Garnacha|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Lively Spanish rosé|
|Food Pairing Guide||A rosé with depth that will stand up to a range of foods, including pork chops, burgers as well as hearty veggie food and oily fish|
|Terroir||The soils are mainly limestone and clay.|
El Coto Rioja Rosado is a rosé that has a lot going on! The glass is brimming with aromas of strawberries and candied raspberries and it has a bright and lively palate, with a refreshing finish. The nose displays aromas of strawberries and candied raspberries. It is so versatile and pairs well with a variety of food.
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.