El Coto Imaz Reserva - Rioja - El Coto
Varietal: Tempranillo Elevation: 500 m
Appellation: Rioja Practice: Sustainable
Vine Age: 5 – 15 yrs Production: 120.000cs
Alcohol %: 13.5 Acidity: 3.5 gr/Ltr
Residual Sugar: 2 gr/Ltr ph: 3.5
This dark, relatively tight-knit Rioja proves that the Gran Reserva category doesn’t just indicate the supremely well-aged, relaxed and reposeful style of Rioja, but can also serve to draw drinkers’ attention to outstanding wines of density and tenacity which still have a way to run along their potential ageing trajectories. Look out for dark, urgent fruits here sweetened and back-lit by cunningly angled oak, with intense, deep, fresh dark fruit flavors.
Stainless steel, oak and bottle aging. The wine is aged in American and French oak barrels for a minimum of 24 months, followed by a minimum of 36 months in bottle.
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks, with maceration of up to 18 days and frequent pump overs to achieve balance between fruit and extract.
Food Pairing : This wine is the ideal accompaniment with roasted meats.
2015 92 pts James Suckling