Coto de Imaz Rioja Gran Reserva DOCa 2000

El Coto de Rioja

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.

Additional Information

"Bri­lliant ruby-red co­lour with tin­ges of bri­ck red. Ma­tu­re and ele­gant, its rich aro­ma­tic com­ple­xity is chan­ging and subtle, re­vea­ling it­self as the wi­ne breat­hes. Toas­ted oak nuan­ces and co­co­nut gi­ve way to ter­tiary aro­mas (leat­her, damp earth), and red be­rries and dried rai­sins. Silky, roun­ded tan­nins and a com­plex, lin­ge­ring af­ter­tas­te"

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    "Medium red. Cherry-vanilla, redcurrant, cigarbox and dried flowers on the nose. Supple red fruit flavors are sweetened by nuances of vanilla and cola, with dusty flowers and spices adding complexity. A touch dry on the finish, which leaves behind sweet red berry and vanillin oak notes. This would be good with spicy red meat dishes."

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