El Coto Blanco is a simple, crisp, dry white with a lovely silky mid-palate texture. Look for flavours of apples, lemon curd, and dough. It is a wine to sip with some goats cheese or a prawn pasta dish.
The first harvest at El Coto took place in 1970. Today they have eight farms and a total of 730ja. The holdings are spread throughout all the sub-regions of Rioja. Therefore they can match the grape and style to the vineyard and blend across the sub-regions to make a great wine.
A large and varied region and Spain’s quality flagship. Sub-regions Alta and Alavesa are the high altitude cooler parts that show elegant and almost Burgundian Tempranillo wines. Baja is the low hot lands sub-region where Garnacha (Grenache) becomes more important. The producer is the most important determiner of quality as producers range from traditional savoury wines to modern silky, pure wines. The whites can be neutral and simple through to pretty and silky affairs.
Used in Northern Spain for table wines and also for making the native sparkling wine: Cava. It is aromatic and dry but can tend to be a bit simple and neutral if not coaxed into great deeds in the winery.