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Bodegas Exopto Rioja Bozeto de Exopto Rose 2017
Grenache & Tempranillo .. a wine for pure drinking pleasure!
Bodegas Exopto is one of the new wave of modern winegrowers and quality wine makers in Rioja – Outstanding, well tended, cool vineyards on rocky soils, very old vines and low yields (the total opposite to the trend of mass produced, American oaked wine of the region).
Passionate artisan winemaker, Tom Puyaubert (in fact a Frenchman who married an Espanola!) is fanatical in his focus on their vineyard: 50-100 year old Tempranillo and 70 year old Garnacha vineyard located in Rioja Alavesa (600 metres altitude and the coolest in Rioja). He uses French oak and is producing small quantities of top quality vino (3000 cases – miniscule production for Rioja). Robert Parker’s right hand man, Jay Millar from Wine Advocate is a fan: “Exopto Cellars three new releases are all outstanding”. No doubt about it Exopto is a Riojan star in the making!
Tom Puyaubert’s Bozeto Rosé is crafted from 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo, sourced from two, mature plots on the highland, mineral hillsides of Ábalos (El Silo) and San Vicente de la Sonsierra (Los Pozos) in the Rioja Alta. Made with the direct press method using wild yeasts, three quarters of the wine is raised in tank, on lees, while the rest is matured in used 600-litre demi-muid, bringing texture and complexity and a nip of structural gravitas to the blend. The result is a wine whose purity of fruit, creaminess of texture and depth of flavour should justify a higher price.
A wine for pure drinking pleasure, ideally with a plate of charcuterie. Si senor this is delicious!
RRP $29 Our Price $24.50
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Grenache and Blends, Tempranillo
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