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.
Score: 87 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
"Lurid pink. Lively red berry and orange zest aromas show good clarity and a hint of white pepper. Fleshy and dry on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a bit of heat. Finishes dry and tight, with decent length and a touch of anise."
"Richly flavored for a ros, but light as air. not a sweet wine, but so seductive are the flavors of peaches and melon that one could be forgiven for thinking it is."
"El Coto Rosado 2013, Rioja, Spain. 13% alc. A 50/50 blend of tempranillo and garnacha. Medium salmon-copper hue; rose and violets, lightly macerated strawberries and raspberries with a touch of tea and orange zest; hint of dried thyme; clean, fresh, dry; good acidity though a moderately lush texture; could you a bit more tautness, still quite enjoyable and better than I remember."
"From Spain, El Cotos 2013 Rioja Rosado is a 50-50 blend of tempranillo and garnacha (grenache) with a beautiful, smoked salmon color and a suggested price of $13. El Coto is a well-known brand and the ros almost always delivers. The 13 is dominated by raspberry tastes and has herb and Graham cracker notes and a vanilla touch. The flavors emerge as it warms up a bit."
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