Verdejo and Rioja? Yes, El Coto Verdejo. A unique and special single-variety wine from the characteristically cool Finca Carbonera, the highest altitude vineyards in DOCa Rioja. It is an ideal example of the new style of fruity white wines and although it is still an uncommon style in this region, El Coto Verdejo is very likely to rapidly become a classic wine. It has fine and intense aromas of tropical fruit and fennel, with an unctuous and elegant mouth and a lingering freshness.
What does this wine taste like?
|Straw yellow / Bright / Clean|
|Fine / Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Tropical fruit / Aniseed aromas / Fennel / Floral scents|
|Unctuous / Lively / Elegant / Fresh / Persistent / Flavoursome / Good acidity|
Drinking and storing
Fish / Seafood / Rice dishes / Pasta dishes
Admittedly I bought this on offer and it was delivered free. That wasn't a low expectation measure. I was just interested in what this reliable producer had at this price. It's really very good. Just don't over fridge it, as it's a lot more subtle and properly fruity rewarded if handled in cold water without ice. It's a step up without being pretentious or over priced. Quality and value all here.
Lovely Summer Wine
We enjoyed this wine on a sunny afternoon in the garden, with grilled fish and a large salad. This wine was the perfect accompaniment - light, fresh and dry, but not too acidic. It would also go really well with goats cheese or chicken. Great value at the price.
A white of substance
The verdejo has become a firm favourite since we first tried it a couple of years ago. Always a winner.
Para mi el verdejo por excelencia, combina con todo.
El Coto de Rioja
El Coto is the number one winery to go to for Rioja wines, an option which never fails to please. Their passion and work both on the land and in the winemaking process shines through clearly in the excellence and quality of their wines. The international fame and extraordinary value for money of their delightful wines means they are a reference for many wine-lovers. Founded in 1970, the El Coto winery in Rioja is the leading brand in Spain...