El Coto Crianza2017
Other bottle sizes and vintages
£8.92/ 0.75 L btl
This is a Rioja Crianza with plenty of fine attributes that offers excellent value for money — a 100% Tempranillo with grapes emanating from all three sub-zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Oriental and Rioja Alavesa.
What does this wine taste like?
A ruby-red colour and of medium density in appearance, the pleasantly fragrant nose exhibits fresh fruit aromas (strawberries) with touches of vanilla and oaky liquorice hints. Showing great balance on the palate, the wine is silky-smooth on entry and continues velvety, with an agreeable finish.
|Cherry red / Bright / Semi-opaque|
|Red fruit / Vanilla / Ageing notes|
|Silky / Spicy notes / Persistent / Silky tannins|
Drinking and storing
Sheep cheese / Grilled wild mushrooms / Roast lamb
Ratings and awards
outstanding value - Recommended
Easy to drink , mellow , rich and full of flavour. Will compliment a lamb or beef meal or to accompany cheese. Exhibits a good combination of fruit / tannin well balanced , good everyday wine at a great price A very under estimated wine from an established label. Fantastic value for money as it punches well above its weight , Recommended !
light, drinkable, but not my style
Drnkable summer red, without the depth of a more mature Rioja. I am biased towrads big flavours and heavy reds. This wine says Crianza and that's what it is. Nice wine, decent flavours and tannins, enough to keep me driniking for sure. Inoffensive but I long for the smoke and density of a more mature wine. I enjoyed it but wont buy it again.
If you like Rioja crianza you'll love this.
Definitely suits my tastes. If you like the rawness of a good crianza this is for you. First tried in Spain, then finding Vinissimus can deliver to the UK at not too much of a cost. Perfect with red meat or strong tomato pasta dishes.
What a wonderful surprise to find such a reasonably priced with that tastes like an incredibly expensive one! It smells fresh and floral, but it tastes full bodied and deep. It’s delicious and definitely one of my favourites
Found this excellent wine whilst on holiday in Spain, I searched all over the web for a quality wine merchant then I found Vinissimus, prices excellent , delivery spot on. Try a bottle or two, you won't be disappointed
Fermentation takes place in the Oyón bodega, equipped with the latest advances in technology for keeping the temperature controlled during production processes. This enables just the right colour extraction to be obtained and helps to achieve a balanced wine with good structure. Aged for 12 months in 225-litre American oak barrels, and afterwards allowed to rest in bottle for a minimum of 6 months before release.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
El Coto de Rioja
El Coto is the number one winery to go to for Rioja wines, an option which never fails to please. Their passion and work both on the land and in the winemaking process shines through clearly in the excellence and quality of their wines. The international fame and extraordinary value for money of their delightful wines means they are a reference for many wine-lovers. Founded in 1970, the El Coto winery in Rioja is the leading brand in Spain...