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El Coto, `875m Finca Carbonera` Rioja Chardonnay

El Coto, `875m Finca Carbonera` Rioja Chardonnay

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El Coto, `875m Finca Carbonera` Rioja Chardonnay

Wine Info

Origin- Spain

Region- Rioja

Grapes- Chardonnay

Type- White

Style- Refreshing and smooth with vibrant fruit and a hint of smoke

Alcohol-13%

Description

The `875m Finca Carbonera` Chardonnay opens with vibrant fruity and floral aromas alongside notes of toast and vanilla. There is a marked smoothness on the palate with tropical and stone fruit flavours that are supported by hints of smoke and hazelnut from oak ageing.

The grapes were destemmed, cold macerated and gently pressed at the winery. Fermentation took place at 16ºC in 100% new, untoasted French oak barriques. After fermentation, the wine remained on the lees for a period of time, with stirring carried out in order to increase complexity and texture. It was then aged for 10 weeks in oak before bottling.

El Coto was founded in 1970 in Rioja Alavesa and has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the best-known producers in Rioja. Today El Coto has approximately 800 hectares of vineyards across the three Rioja DOCa sub-zones of Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. This makes them the largest vineyard owner in Rioja and provides optimum control over grape quality. El Coto’s stand-out reds hail primarily from their estate at Cenicero in the heart of Rioja Alta. Here, there is an increased focus on sustainability, both in the vineyard and winery, including the use of cover crops and integrated pest management. In addition, they are in the process of converting 38 hectares of the Los Almendros vineyard (the largest single estate of DOCa Rioja) to organic viticulture, aiming to be certified in the next two years.

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