Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2017 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Coto de Imaz
One of the leading names in Rioja, the Imaz Reserva always seems to manage to show off fine black fruit and decent structure. Showing tremendous freshness for a wine of this age, you get the feeling this could easily last another 10 years. Richly veined with black fruit, vanilla and other sweet spices, there is no better wine for roast leg of lamb studded with rosemary and garlic.
Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats with up to 25 days maceration and frequent pumping over to ensure a balance between fruit and extract. Aged 16 months in new American-oak casks to be later rounded off in the bottle for a further three years in bottle before release.
100% Tempranillo, picked, for the most part, from their own vineyards in the Rioja Alta.
Complex array of aromas on the nose, with notes of red fruits and liquorice and subtle hints of toast, spices and cinnamon.