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Characteristics of Coto de Imaz Reserva
Coto de Imaz Reserva is a red wine from DO Rioja, it is a varietal Tempranillo. It is produced by the winery El Coto de Rioja, one of the best known Spanish wineries, whose production dates back to 1970.
Coto de Imaz Reserva is a classic wine from La Rioja. Their vineyards are located in Rioja Alta, in the town el Cenicero, where clay-limestone soil predominates.
The climate is continental with Mediterranean influences, extreme temperatures and few hours of sunshine. This type of soil and climate favours the subsequent aging of wine as it provides a very good acidity and grape extract.
Once the harvest and selection of grapes is complete, Coto de Imaz Reserva undergoes alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It is later macerated for 18 days with frequent pumping to find a balance between fruit and extraction.
It finally spends 17 months aging in American oak barrels of 225 litres. It then ages in bottle 3½ years before going to market.
In addition to good ratings it has received, Coto de Imaz Reserva was honoured in 2014 with a gold medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Large game, Grilled red meats, Roasted red meats, Veal round
SightDark cherry colour with pale ruby red edges. Clean and bright. Abundant thin tears.NoseIt shows medium-high intensity nasal aromas. This wine shows the aromas provided during the ageing followed by notes of fruit, released along with some light spicy and refreshing balsamic hints.TasteThe palate is soft and tasty, with a good balance between alcohol, acidity and tannins. Long finish that leaves a slightly spicy aftertaste.
SightDark cherry colour with pale ruby red edges. Clean and bright. Abundant thin tears.NoseIt shows medium-high intensity nasal aromas. This wine shows the aromas provided during the ageing followed by notes of fruit, released along with some light spicy and refreshing balsamic hints.TasteCoto de Imaz Reserva 2008 shows a tasty and mellow mid palate, with a good balance between alcohol, acidity and tanicity. It has a long finish which leaves a slightly spiced aftertaste. A very pleasant, elegant and easy-drinking classic red wine from La Rioja.
SightIntense cherry red colour with maroon edges. Clean and bright wine with slightly dense and thin tears.NoseGradually, the typical notes provided during the ageing appear and elegant toasted and many creamy aromas of spices are noticed (vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa and hints of tobacco). When it opens up, there is an explosion of notes of ripe and expressive fruit on its light and subtle balsamic background.TasteSoft attack, with a velvety and tasty mid palate. The aromas felt in the nose appear again, more balanced. Good and fair acidity and nice tannins. Long finish that leaves a slightly spicy aftertaste.
A very nice, elegant and easy-drinking classic wine from La Rioja.
SightCherry color tile, very frequent in the red reserva wines. NoseAroma with light notes of wood where fruit excels slightly.TasteTasty, tannic and fresh fruit, pleasant, with more power than El Coto Crianza.
IWC 2013, Bronze Medal
IWSC 2013, Bronze Medal
Mundus Vini 2013, Gold Medal
Decanter WWA 2013, Commended
Silver Medal Sommelier Wine Awards
Decanter WWA 2012, Bronze Medal
IWSC 2012, Bronze Medal
Korea WC 2012, Gold Medal
Decanter IWC 2011, Commended
IWSC 2011, Silver Medal
IWC 2011, Commended
IWC 2010, Bronze Medal
IWSC 2010, Silver Medal
Ratings for the vintages from the D.O. D.O.Ca. Rioja
09/17/17Coto de Imaz Reserva 2012Reserva 2010 and 2011 were my favourite wines in Spain, R 2012 is good but not excelent.
11/21/16Coto de Imaz Reserva 2011Coto de Imaz Reserva is a excellent wine and i would order it again.
09/21/16Coto de Imaz Reserva 2011I have experienced this wine earlier but couldn't get it (reserva)from Finnish liquor stores. Therefore i deside to order it from Decantalo. If anyone likes full bodied wines, i will recommend this one.
09/09/16Coto de Imaz Reserva 2011it is my favourite vinery for a long time
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La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
Since its beginnings in 1970, the winery El Coto de Rioja has followed a policy of constant reinvestment that has not only meant doubling the size of its facilities, but also significantly increasing the extension of its own vineyard and the number of barrels for the ageing of its wines. In addition, the use of state-of-the-art technology has managed to harmonise the dimension, production volume and quality of the products with the aim of producing more and also achieving continuous improvements in their quality levels.