Blanco Rioja DOCa 2011

El Coto de Rioja

Vinification: The El Coto de Rioja Blanco is a fresh, clean styled white crafted from a blend of Viura, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdello grown in the Rioja Alavesa region. The must is cold macerated for 24 hours and fermented in stainless steel for 15 days, followed by 3-6 months in stainless steel prior to fining, a gentle filtration and bottling.

Always fresh and crisp on the palate with notes of citrus and pear. This is a great value white perfect for seafood and salads.

Additional Information

The 2011 El Coto de Rioja Blanco is pale gold-yellow with greenish hues, the wine is intensely aromatic, well balanced, with body and the fruit has a refreshing tart character. Pleasant acidity combines perfectly with an exquisite aftertaste of flowers, fruit and fine herbs.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    From The Blog: "From one of the regions larger bodegas, is an amazing value. It offers fresh melon, pear and honey qualities, with notes of anise and white pepper adding lift. A refreshingly bitter quality emerges with air and carries through the nicely persistent finish. Id match this one up with grilled or roasted chicken or even a richer seafood preparation, with lots of lemon and herbs."

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    " Light gold. Scents of melon, pear, honey and anise, plus a hint of white pepper. Nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show a refreshingly bitter quality, with a pleasant spicy bite to the lush back end. Has heft and punch, finishing with good clarity and spicy persistence."

  • Wine Image Real Simple Author: Peter Hellman
    Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012

    "I need a crowd-pleasing white"

    "The mission: to find the greatest Thanksgiving wines among the country's most popular brands. The outcome: Of more than 100 bottles tested, these 12 delicious, easytofind vintages inspired the most cheers."

    Grade: Crowd-Pleasing Thanksgiving Wines
  • Wine Image Real Simple Author: Peter Hellman
    Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012

    "Notes of apples and roasted almonds grace this full-bodied, elegant Spanish white."

    Grade: "Best Cellars"
  • Score: 86 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Michael Schachner
    Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012

    "This is grassy and pungent up front, with citrus, nectarine and apple aromas. It feels crisp and tangy, with chalky grip and flavors of citrus and green apple. Snappy and long on the finish, this is a Sauvignon Blanc-styled Viura."

    Grade: Best Buy!
  • Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Tom Matthews
    Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

    "Smoke and blanched almond notes accent modest apple and pear fruit in this firm, crisp white. A bit austere, but balanced and refreshing."

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