£ 5.95, 37.5 cl
Grapes for the Rioja Rosado are sourced from Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Oriental. The nose displays aromas of strawberries and candied raspberries.
This wine is pale pink in colour with aromas of strawberries and candied raspberries. On the palate, it is fresh with a lively acidity and a refreshing, crisp finish.
Grapes for the Rioja Rosado are sourced from Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Oriental. The soils are mainly limestone and clay.
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks at 14-18ºC, over a period of 12-20 days. No malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur and the wine is bottled without ageing.
El Coto was founded in 1970 in Rioja Alavesa and has grown from modest beginnings into one of the best known Rioja producers. Today El Coto has over 700 hectares of vineyard in production across the three Rioja DOCa sub-zones of Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. They also source grapes from all three areas, but mostly from Rioja Alavesa. Head winemaker César Fernandez oversees production, starting with hand picking into 350 kilogram crates to ensure the grapes arrive at the winery in pristine condition. Modern and intelligently designed, the emphasis in the winery is on temperature control and gentle handling of the grapes.
90% Tempranillo 10% Graciano