El Coto Crianza Rioja 2001

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $12.99
Item No. 81458
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Winemaker's Notes

Varieties : Tempranillo 100% from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. Vinification : Fermented in stainless steel vats for 20-25 days, with frequent remontages and extended maceration in order to achieve the right equilibrium among the fruity and the tannic sides of the extract. Ageing : Aged for 14 months in American white oak (Quercus Alba) from the Northern Appalachian mountains in U.S.A.. These barriques have a 225 litres capacity, are medium toasted and previously dried for two years. Then the wine has been aged in bottle in our facilities for, at least, 6months before reaching the market. Tasting Notes : Red ruby colour, harmonic, well balanced, with vanilla and oak hints. Soft and long in the mouth, shows a fantastic fruit concentration combining the subtle strawberry aromas so typical of the Rioja Tempranillo with the notorious vanilla bouquet of the American oak. Serving Suggestions : Serving temperature: 16ºC-18ºC (61ºF-65ºF). Perfect with white meat, pasta, fish (depending on type and sauce), veal, chorizo and light cheeses.

Learn About El Coto

The first wines of El Coto de Rioja were introduced to the Spanish market with the 1970 vintage in 1975. So great was their success that two years later, the decision to double the capacity of the wine maturing in their cellars was taken in order to export part of the production. Their growth has continued unabated for 25 years, and now El Coto has been launched in the United...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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