Rosé Rioja DOCa 2008

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

“A simple summer pleasure, this is fresh, filled with wild strawberry flavor.” 'Best Buy' -Wine & Spirits, August 2009 The wine has a bright pink color and powerful strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors, with candied strawberries and violets, and rose petal hints. In the mouth, the wine is has a full-bodied, refreshing and crisp fruit character.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Lucy Shaw
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Gentle, floral and sweet nettle aromas and strawberry fruit flavours. Short finish, but clean, dry with good fruit.

    Grade: Recommended
  • Wine Image Bon Appetit Author: Other
    Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

    Crisp, dry rose with berry-cherry notes. Try with Fennel and Coriander-Spiced Salmon Fillets.

  • Score: 86 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Other
    Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009

    A simple summer pleasure, this is fresh, filled with wild strawberry flavor. Keep it on ice for a backyard barbecue.

    Grade: BEST BUY
  • Wine Image Cooking Light Author: Karen Macneil
    Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009

    Bitterness, such as in radicchio, egg-plant, or dark chocolate amplifies the bitterness in wine. Sauted bitter greens, for example, will make a bold, pleasantly bitter wine like cabernet sauvignon taste out of balance. Its best to serve fruity wines with bitter foods so that the impression of bitterness is not overwhelming. Must-try combination: Ratatouille with a chilled dry rose such as El Coto from the Rioja region of Spain.

    Grade: Sense-sational wines
  • Wine Image MSNBC Author: Edward Deitch
    Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Is elegant and fruity, offering notes of cherry, raspberry and a touch of spice. Deeper pink in color, the overall impression is full flavored and lively. This is one 50% Tempranillo and 50% Garnacha (Grenache).

  • Wine Image Food & Wine Author: Ray Isle
    Date: Wednesday, November 30, -0001

    This hearty chicken dish will pair well with a lively Spanish Ros or Rosado, like the Spanish call it. Some of the best come from Rioja like the berry-scented El Coto.

    Grade: ‘Great Match with Chicken and Piquillos’

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