The El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva is produced only in years when the color, acidity and tannin levels combine to support the lengthy aging in process required by the Gran Reserva designation.
Terroir: The Coto de Imaz wines are made with grapes grown on El Coto’s Cenicero estate vineyards. These vineyards are home to low yielding, old Tempranillo vines in Rioja Alta. The clay and alluvial soils of this region are known for crafting wines with great longevity and good acidity.
Vinification: Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo sourced from estate vineyards in the Rioja Alta. The wine is slowly vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of 20-30 days. The wine receives extended skin contact to encourage extraction, balanced tannins and structure, followed by 24 months of aging in American oak and 36 months in bottle prior to release.
Has an attractive ruby color which is a brownish orange at the rim. There's an intense aromas of ripe fruits and raisins, along with toasted oak and balsamic notes. With some air and time in the glass, these aromas become complex spices, tobacco and infusions. On the palate, after a soft attack, there's round, sweet, fresh fruit with silky tannins and lively acidity. Following notes of dark fruit and toast, there's a long, clean finish. Right-click here to download the super sellsheet.