Exopto

Exopto

Guardia/ Álava, Spanien

www.exopto.net
Der sympathische Quereinsteiger Tom Puyaubert stammt aus Bordeaux und kam ursprünglich für den Vertrieb von französischen Barriques nach Spanien. Beim täglichen Kontakt mit den besten Önologen des Landes packte ihn die Faszination für Wein und speziell für die Region Rioja. 2003 gründete er schlussendlich seine eigene Bodegas in Laguardia. Für seine drei wunderbaren Rotweine verwendet er die drei traditionellen Rioja-Rebsorten. Granacha gibt seinen Weinen die Fruchtigkeit, Graciano die Frische und Tempranillo die Struktur. Seine Riojas sind herrlich spannungsgeladen, fruchtig und erfrischend unkonventionell. Eine wahre Freude!

Exopto:

14 Resultate

Horizonte de Exopto 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The red 2015 Horizonte de Exopto is a traditional blend of Tempranillo with 10% each Garnacha and Graciano, all from the village of Ábalos, including the Garnacha that previously was sourced from Rioja Baja. The aim is to show the character of the Sonsierra with freshness, balance, elegance and length provided by the limestone soils. It fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, with destemmed and lightly crushed grapes, and a post-fermentation maceration of one week. It matured 50/50 in 600-liter demi-muids and 225-liter barriques, 20% of them new, for 12 months. It's very perfumed, expressive, open, long and complete, with good ripeness but without any excess. There is good definition, with fine tannins on the palate and better-integrated oak than some years ago. This is sourced from the same vineyards as the white, which is why the wines share the same name. 10,000 bottles were filled in November 2016.

  • James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2017
    Sweet black fruit and fine vanilla from the oak. Surprisingly plush for this category in spite of the serious tannins. Long and quite polished finish. Drinking well now.

47.00 CHF

Horizonte de Exopto 2016

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • James Suckling 94/100

    94/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Offers some riper fruits, in the prune and plum-paste zone, with a hint of black tea and some tarry flourishes. The palate has cool, sleek flavors of dark-fruit and licorice, supple tannins and a long, smooth finish. Seamless. Drink or hold.

23.80 CHF
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Horizonte de Exopto 2017

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The red 2017 Horizonte de Exopto is a traditional blend of Tempranillo with 10% each Garnacha and Graciano, but now not all of grapes come from the village of Ábalos#since 2016, they have added two plots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured 50/50 in 600-liter demi-muids and 225-liter barriques for one year. The wine is surprisingly fresh, expressive and aromatic and has a touch of black pepper, perhaps because there are more grapes from higher-altitude vineyards that didn't suffer the frost, and the result might be fresher than some wines from 2016 or 2015. The move to bigger barrels and less oak seems to have paid back with much better integration of the wood and additional nuance. A great effort for the vintage and a bit of a surprise#lighter and less concentrated but more drinkable. 9,000 bottles were filled in November 2018.

  • James Suckling 94/100

    94/100 Punkte James Suckling, July 2019
    This is a beautiful play between fresh blackberries, violets and lavender and dried meat, vanilla and spices. Iodine, licorice and tar all in there, too. Full body, muscular yet grainy tannins and layer after layer of plush fruit, wrapped up neatly in tangy acidity. Drink in 2022.

23.80 CHF

Horizonte de Exopto 2017

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The red 2017 Horizonte de Exopto is a traditional blend of Tempranillo with 10% each Garnacha and Graciano, but now not all of grapes come from the village of Ábalos#since 2016, they have added two plots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, and the wine matured 50/50 in 600-liter demi-muids and 225-liter barriques for one year. The wine is surprisingly fresh, expressive and aromatic and has a touch of black pepper, perhaps because there are more grapes from higher-altitude vineyards that didn't suffer the frost, and the result might be fresher than some wines from 2016 or 2015. The move to bigger barrels and less oak seems to have paid back with much better integration of the wood and additional nuance. A great effort for the vintage and a bit of a surprise#lighter and less concentrated but more drinkable. 9,000 bottles were filled in November 2018.

  • James Suckling 94/100

    94/100 Punkte James Suckling, July 2019
    This is a beautiful play between fresh blackberries, violets and lavender and dried meat, vanilla and spices. Iodine, licorice and tar all in there, too. Full body, muscular yet grainy tannins and layer after layer of plush fruit, wrapped up neatly in tangy acidity. Drink in 2022.

48.00 CHF

Horizonte Blanco de Exopto 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache Blanc, Malvasia, Viura
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Guia Penin 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2018

  • Parker 91+/100

    91+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The one white (so far) is the 2015 Horizonte de Exopto Blanco, produced with grapes from the scattered white vines intermixed with the reds in the old vineyards they work in Ábalos (12 different plots), usually in the poorer soils to balance yields. It's produced in a slightly oxidative way with a majority of Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca and 5% Malvasía Riojana along with some other white varieties, all fermented together. Fermentation started in stainless steel without added yeasts and finished in barriques with an élevage of 12 months in contact with the lees, which were stirred during the first six months in barrel. There are some citrus and caramel aromas with good ripeness, and in a warmer and more Mediterranean vintage like 2015, it goes through malolactic, so the style of cooler years (2013, 2014, 2016) and warmer years is different. Here, there is more volume and more texture, but to keep the austerity of the soils, they look for freshne

16.90 CHF

23.80 CHF

Horizonte Blanco de Exopto 2016

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

21.80 CHF

Horizonte Blanco de Exopto 2017

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache Blanc, Malvasia, Viura
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The white has the same name as the entry-level red, and I tasted the 2017 Horizonte de Exopto Blanco. For the white, they have added the grapes from one more plot in the village of Ábalos that's planted exclusively with white grapes (the rest are planted with a majority of red and only individual white vines), and production has grown to 6,000 bottles. Produced in a slightly oxidative way, it's mostly Viura and 10% each Garnacha Blanca and Malvasía Riojana, fermented together in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and finished in barriques. The élevage was in used 225-liter barrels (60% of the volume), concrete eggs (25% and used for the first time) and French oak demi-muids (the remaining 15%) and lasted 12 months. The new thing is the addition of the concrete egg, which seems to have added freshness, tension and aromatic complexity. In fact, the wine makes me think of a cool vintage (and it was not), and the wine is fresh and has great ac

21.80 CHF

Exopto 2014

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Guia Penin 93/100

    93/100 Guía Peñín 2017

  • Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2016
    The eponymous 2014 Exopto has an unusual blend, as it's mostly Graciano with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha. Sometimes Graciano does not ripen properly in cool vintages, so this cuvée was not produced in 2013. In 2014 they did a green harvest and lowered the yields to ensure proper ripening, even in a late and cooler vintage. It fermented in 1,500-liter oak vats with malolactic in barrel the following spring. The upbringing was in 50% new French oak barrels and lasted 18 months, the first six of which with the fine lees, which were not stirred. They managed a good ripening, harvesting quite late into early October. This wine mixes grapes from the warmer and cooler zones of Rioja, so it mixes the characters with focus in the Graciano. It is balsamic and aromatic, with aromas of peppercorns and a core of black fruit. The palate is serious, with depth and silkiness, as well as polished tannins; it is ready for a long life ahead. It could be d

49.80 CHF

Exopto 2014

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Guia Penin 93/100

    93/100 Guía Peñín 2017

  • Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2016
    The eponymous 2014 Exopto has an unusual blend, as it's mostly Graciano with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha. Sometimes Graciano does not ripen properly in cool vintages, so this cuvée was not produced in 2013. In 2014 they did a green harvest and lowered the yields to ensure proper ripening, even in a late and cooler vintage. It fermented in 1,500-liter oak vats with malolactic in barrel the following spring. The upbringing was in 50% new French oak barrels and lasted 18 months, the first six of which with the fine lees, which were not stirred. They managed a good ripening, harvesting quite late into early October. This wine mixes grapes from the warmer and cooler zones of Rioja, so it mixes the characters with focus in the Graciano. It is balsamic and aromatic, with aromas of peppercorns and a core of black fruit. The palate is serious, with depth and silkiness, as well as polished tannins; it is ready for a long life ahead. It could be

79.50 CHF

106.00 CHF

Exopto 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Guia Penin 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2018

  • Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The eponymous red 2015 Exopto is an atypical blend of 70% Graciano from the south, a grape that can keep very good acidity and ripens nicely in warmer vintages (like 2015) and 30% Tempranillo from old vines. In previous vintages, the wine had less Graciano and some 10% Garnacha, but they didn't like what the Garnacha did to the blend in 2015, so they left it out for the first time ever. It fermented in 1,500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts, daily pigéage and malolactic in barrel in the spring. The wine matured in 225- and 500-liter oak casks, and they have reduced the new oak to some 30%. Even though they have reduced the new oak and gone for larger volumes, it's still a little marked by the oak and might need some more time in bottle to finish integrating, because there is very nice stuffing here. It has very healthy acidity that should help it develop nicely in bottle. This is elegant and open, less stressed by tannins, within the power

49.80 CHF

Exopto 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Guia Penin 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2018

  • Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The eponymous red 2015 Exopto is an atypical blend of 70% Graciano from the south, a grape that can keep very good acidity and ripens nicely in warmer vintages (like 2015) and 30% Tempranillo from old vines. In previous vintages, the wine had less Graciano and some 10% Garnacha, but they didn't like what the Garnacha did to the blend in 2015, so they left it out for the first time ever. It fermented in 1,500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts, daily pigéage and malolactic in barrel in the spring. The wine matured in 225- and 500-liter oak casks, and they have reduced the new oak to some 30%. Even though they have reduced the new oak and gone for larger volumes, it's still a little marked by the oak and might need some more time in bottle to finish integrating, because there is very nice stuffing here. It has very healthy acidity that should help it develop nicely in bottle. This is elegant and open, less stressed by tannins, within the power

106.00 CHF

El Espinal de Exopto 2016

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Maturana Tinta
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The 2016 El Espinal is a Maturana Tinta produced in a joint venture with Miguel Ángel Mato, who owns the vineyard in San Vicente de a Sonsierra and works with his horse for others like the Eguren family and Benjamín Romeo. This is the first vintage of this unusual wine made from vines regrafted from Garnacha to Maturana Tinta. I also tasted the 2017 next to this 2016 from a higher-yielding year; the wine had a shorter élevage (12 months in barrel), as the wine is a bit lighter. They didn't really want the green pepper the variety can easily deliver and waited a bit longer to pick the grapes and get aromas of white pepper, bay leaf and licorice, and this has less herbal notes than the 2017. It mixes some dark cherries with those varietal notes. This is drinking nicely today and might not be as long lived as the 2017.

49.80 CHF

El Espinal de Exopto 2017

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Maturana Tinta
  • Bewertung(en)
  • Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    One of two new single-vineyard reds, the 2017 El Espinal comes from a plot in San Vicente de la Sonsierra at 650 meters in altitude, on sandy soils with clay and limestone surrounded by pine trees. The particularity here is that Maturana Tinta (a.k.a. Castests, a relative of Carmenere) was regrafted on Garnacha some 25 years ago, and this is a varietal Maturana, which is quite rare. It fermented in 225-liter barrels and matured in 600-liter barrels for 15 months. There is more concentration and more of everything, including the peppery and herbal aromas, and a pungent note of freshly cracked back peppercorn on the palate. It's a more powerful and long-lived year, and it's impossible to guess as Rioja because the profile is completely Atlantic and would fool almost everybody in a blind tasting. So, it's not for you if you hate the herbal character of the Bordeaux wines. 1,200 bottles were filled in March 2019.

49.80 CHF

Bozeto de Exopto 2017

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
  • James Suckling 90/100

    90/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    The full, plum-cake nose and the supple and slightly sweet palate make this easy to drink, but there is some structure behind all that and the finish is well balanced and quite long.

15.80 CHF

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