Tasting Note: Inky ruby. Spicy cherry and blackberry aromas are complicated by smoked meat and baking spices. Lush black and blue fruit flavors are supple, nicely focused and pure, with silky tannins adding support. Finishes with impressive mineral lift and persistence. Strikes a near-ideal balance of depth and finesse.
Vineyard Altitude: 1,600 feet (478 meters)
From the winemaker Tom Puyaubert:
I arrived in Spain at the beginning of 2000, leaving my native land of Bordeaux in order to settle in La Rioja and increase sales for a famous French cooperage. In daily contact with the best winemakers in Spain, I became enthralled with La Rioja, its vineyards, culture and whole way of life. In 2003, I decided to set up Bodegas Exopto so that I could strengthen my ties with this region and express its character through a range of distinctive, original white and red wines.
My main line of work at present continues to be in the selling of barrels made by the famous French cooperage Saury, which allows me to keep in contact with my customers and continually learn more about this exciting world of wine.
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Grape||Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 10%, Graciano 10%|