El Coto Rioja Crianza 2011 13% 75cl

  • Red wine
  • Crianza
  • DOCa Rioja
  • Tempranillo
  • Current vintage

Description

El Coto Rioja Crianza is 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.

The 2012 vintage was marked by drought, which had an effect on both grape volume and grape quality in some places, but also resulted in a significant quantity of very high quality wine. Rains in late September had a positive effect on ripening and harvested grapes were well balanced and healthy. The Rioja Control Board rated the 2012 vintage Very Good.

Ageing:
12 months in 225-litre American-oak casks and 6 months in the bottle prior to release from our cellars. A careful selection of new wood from different places of origin, cooperages and levels of toasting.

Varieties:
Tempranillo 100 % from the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa