Rioja Rosado El Coto
Blend: 90% Tempranillo + 10% Grenache
From: Spain, Rioja DOC
By: Cesar Fernandez @ El Coto
This rose, made by an established Rioja producer, is a great quality wine at a very reasonable price. Made from a blend of tempranillo and a small amount of grenache, it is a lush, lively wine with notes of strawberries, cherries and raspberries, with aromatic floral undertones.
The El Coto estate covers land across Rioja, but most of the grapes for this wine were sourced from the Rioja Alavesa subregion. The grapes were fermented at a cool temperature to preserve freshness, and were bottled without aging for the same reason.
The result is a perfect wine for a summer’s afternoon, paired with salads, fresh seafood, or cuisine with a touch of spice.