*** Best in Show Decanter World Wine Awards***
Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas El Coto
In recent years, there have been incorporating new viticulture practices that respect the environment and make our vineyards increasingly sustainable.
Among others, precision viticulture in order to analyze the evolution of different areas in the same plot and act accordingly, disc harrow (makes the grass that is removed from the vineyard to join it again to the earth and become compost, favoring the natural cycle), incorporation of alternative treatments for plant protection products (sexual confusion and alternative compounds).
A complex nose as expected, deft coconut framing a savoury amalgam of rotting lumber, dried herbs, leather and baking spices. Sensual and refined, rustic elegance, there's a fine degree of stuffing to its midweight frame. Dusty strawberries on a wet forest floor and wood that doesn't detract adds to its complexity. This is a delicious wine could still use another 5 or more years aging. 93 pts
Food Matches: Casseroles / Lamb / Beef/ Smoked Fish / Soft Cheese