A Sip of Spain: The Wines of El Coto de Rioja

A Sip of Spain: The Wines of El Coto de Rioja
From www.blackdresstraveler.com, by Wanda Mann

El Coto Rioja Crianza
100% Tempranillo and 100% delicious, El Coto de Rioja Crianza ($12.99)
is one of the most popular wines in Spain and one of the top selling Riojas in the world. Aged 12 months in oak and six months in the bottle, this is a classic Rioja with harmonious flavors of fresh raspberries, cherry, cedar, and spice.

Founded in 1970, El Coto de Rioja is Spain's leading winery. Known for producing quality vinos at an accessible price, El Coto wines elegantly express the terroir of the Rioja region in northern Spain. I recently had the pleasure of meeting El Coto's director general, Victor Fuentes, and he gave me a fantastic overview of the El Coto portfolio. Did you know that although almost 90% of Rioja's wine production is red, the region also produces aromatic and flavorful white wines and rosados? Click the video to learn more about Rioja's grape varietals and the flavor profiles of the wines. The wines featured in the video range in price from $11.99 to $22.99. Cheers!


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