EL COTO DE IMAZ RIOJA BLANCO RESERVA
Respecting the fruit and floral aromas of this grape variety, the ageing on its lees in the barrel and the characteristic freshness of the high-altitude vineyard at the Finca Carbonera estate give this wine an extraordinary, persistent unctuousness and aromatic complexity, combining notes of orange blossoms and honey with the delicate aroma of vanilla.
Rich and lush dried tropical fruit and subtle vanilla oak are all on display in this intriguing white Rioja. This has a sustained richness that isn’t overdone, but is absolutely compelling. If you close your eyes, you’d think this was white Burgundy. Very nicely done!
91, James Suckling
A ripe nose of baked apple, mango, lemon curd, buttered corn and praline. It’s full-bodied with a buttery texture and fresh acidity. Chardonnay.
Ripe orchard and pit fruits, buttered toast, toasty lees and pungent flowers on the nose. Supple and Open-Knit, offering juicy nectarine, pear, and pineapple flavors that pick up a suggestion of vanilla with aeration.
Fermentation: Once the wine is fermented, it is left to age on its lees
for 12 months in new steam-bent French-oak barrels.
Aging: 12 months in new French oak barrels, where the
periodic battonage is carried out on lees, to maintain
the fruitiness, complexity, smoothness and longevity of