Coto de Imaz Reserva is a red wine from DO Rioja, it is a varietal Tempranillo. It is produced by the winery El Coto de Rioja, one of the best known Spanish wineries, whose production dates back to 1970.
Coto de Imaz Reserva is a classic wine from La Rioja. Their vineyards are located in Rioja Alta, in the town el Cenicero, where clay-limestone soil predominates.
The climate is continental with Mediterranean influences, extreme temperatures and few hours of sunshine. This type of soil and climate favours the subsequent aging of wine as it provides a very good acidity and grape extract.
Once the harvest and selection of grapes is complete, Coto de Imaz Reserva undergoes alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It is later macerated for 18 days with frequent pumping to find a balance between fruit and extraction.
It finally spends 17 months aging in American oak barrels of 225 litres. It then ages in bottle 3½ years before going to market.
In addition to good ratings it has received, Coto de Imaz Reserva was honoured in 2014 with a gold medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.