El Coto is a winery located in the Rioja region of Spain, known for producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the area. The winery was founded in 1970 by a group of wine enthusiasts, and today it is one of the largest wineries in the Rioja region.
El Coto owns over 700 hectares of vineyards, which are situated in the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa sub-regions and are planted with a variety of grape varietals, including Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Graciano. The vineyards are located on hillsides that provide excellent exposure to the sun, as well as soils that are rich in minerals.
The winery produces a range of wines, including their flagship wine, the El Coto Crianza. This wine is made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Mazuelo grapes and is aged in American oak barrels for 12 months. The wine is known for its aromas of ripe red fruit, spices, and vanilla, as well as its smooth and balanced palate.
In addition to their Crianza, El Coto also produces a range of other wines, including a Reserva and Gran Reserva, as well as a white wine made from the Viura grape. These wines are all made from carefully selected grapes and are aged in oak barrels for varying lengths of time.
El Coto is committed to sustainable winemaking practices and has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce their environmental impact, including the use of solar panels to generate energy and the implementation of organic farming practices.