Rosé Rioja DOCa 2007

El Coto de Rioja

Vinification: The El Coto Rioja Rosé is a traditional blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha sourced from estate and other vineyards in the Rioja Alavesa. The wine sees a quick 48 hour maceration on the skins to extract flavor and color followed by a cold fermentation and bottling.

The wine has tangy, red cherry aromas with piquant herbal notes and ripe, juicy flavors on the palate. Cleansing acidity helps balance the fruit and helps the long, clean finish.

Additional Information

Bright pink color. The wine shows powerful strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors. There is a marked expression of the grape varietals, with candied strawberries and violets, with hints of rose petal. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, refreshing and crisp fruit characters with subtle nuances.

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Joshua Greene
    Date: Monday, December 1, 2008

    Dense and funky, this is a rose for red wine drinkers. It has weight and peppery alcohol along with a piney character. For andouille sausage roasted with clams.

    Grade: Best Buy
  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Thomas Matthews
    Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

    This dry rose shows juicy flavors of strawberry and cherry, with a round texture kept lively by crisp acidity. Clean and focused. Tempranillo and Garnacha.P>

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Michael Schachner
    Date: Friday, August 1, 2008

    Grade: ‘Best Buy’
  • Wine Image Baltimore Sun/Michael Dresser Author: Michael Dresser
    Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    This bone-dry rose wine from Spain may not thrill those highbrow folks who look down on pink wine, but it's a delicious wine to serve well-chilled outdoors on a hot summer evening. Made from a blend of tempranillo and garnacha, the El Coto offers lively flavors of cherries, strawberries and rosehips with a nuance of Mediterranean herbs. The color is on the deep side of pink - this is no pale rose. But you won't find a trace of cloying sugar. This is one crisp wine.

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    A blend of garnacha and tempranillo) Watermelon-pink color. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas are complemented by orange and lemon zest. Soft red berry flavors are light in body and a touch sweet, with gentle mineral bite on the back end. Easygoing, juicy red fruits carry through the finish, which is gently tangy and moderately long. Simple but easy to drink."

  • Wine Image Food & Wine Author: Other
    Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

    "Berry-rich, crisp ros."

  • Wine Image The Washington Post Author: Karen Page And Andrew Dornenberg
    Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    a dry, lightly acidic selection made with half garnacha and half tempranillo that stood up well to pork and beef and their accompanying tangy barbecue sauces.

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