This wine is a brilliant ruby-red colour with tinges of brick red. Mature and elegant, its rich aromatic complexity is initially subtle, revealing itself more and more as the wine breathes. Toasted oak nuances and coconut give way to notes of leather and damp earth from bottle ageing. On the palate, silky, rounded tannins accompany fresh red berries, dried raisins and spicy notes. This is a complex wine with exceptional concentration and a long finish.
Grapes for the Gran Reserva are sourced exclusively from El Coto's estate in Cenicero in Rioja Alta, where the soils are predominantly made up of limestone and clay. Vineyards are located between 420 and 450 metres above sea level, which ensures a perfectly paced ripening for the development of complex aromatics, balanced by bright acidity.
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were sorted, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 22-27°C and lasted for around 30 days. After malolactic fermentation in tank, the wines were transferred into a mixture of French and American oak (75% new) for a minimum of 24 months, followed by 36 months ageing in bottle prior to release.
Mature and elegant, the wine’s rich aromatic complexity is initially subtle, but opens beautifully in the glass.
90% Tempranillo , 10% Graciano