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Red Wine Exopto 2019

Red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Graciano, Tempranillo and Grenache aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Exopto
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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €22.91

Special Price €21.50

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The unusual Exopto is made principally from Graciano, an indigenous variety from La Rioja valued for its high acidity which usually plays second fiddle to Tempranillo. In this Spanish red wine the traditional roles are reversed: 70% Graciano, 25% Tempranillo and 5% Grenache.

Produced by Bodegas Exopto, the wine project of Frenchman Tom Puyabert, the Graciano and Grenache grapes are sourced from vines 80 years old on average, planted in clay-limestone soils at 500 metres of altitude. The Tempranillo comes from 30-year-old vineyards at 400 metres above sea level.

Hand-harvested in late September, the grapes were macerated for a week and then fermented at a low temperature. Then this red wine from La Rioja was transferred into used 225 and 600-litre French oak barrels.

After that, Exopto 2019 was aged for 18 months. Before hitting the market, the wine was aged for some time in the bottle.

Aerate this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

Pair with meat recipes and cured cheeses.

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Appearance

The red wine Exopto is medium purple with a ruby rim.

Nose

This blend of Graciano, Tempranillo and Garnacha has remarkable intensity and depth. Juicy wild berries with a mineral undercurrent, with a splash of liquorice, herbs, Moroccan spices and liquorice. Expressive and ever-evolving.

Palate

This wine of Bodegas Exopto is textured and flavourful, with a spectacular acidity-Graciano's trademark- plush tannins and a deeply mineral character. Amazing concentration of flavours, with wild berries, spices, smoke and a deep minerality.

Our personal opinion

Unconventional and daring, Exopto 2019 is a Rioja trailblazer

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Graciano 70%, Tempranillo 25%, Garnacha 5%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
Reviews
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Compelling wine
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Riveting wine. We need more Graciano-based wines.
Review by (Posted on 17 November 2022)
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