Weine, ES La Rioja:

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Region: ES La Rioja

Rivas de Tereso 2014

Rioja Tinto DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

236.00 CHF

Rivas de Tereso 2015

Rioja Tinto DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92+/100

    92+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The red 2015 Rivas de Tereso will be the last vintage with that name (the name of the village where the majority of vineyards are located). It will be called Camino de Santa Cruz from the 2016 vintage onward. This was the first vineyard-designated wine, from very shallow soils at high altitude. It fermented in amphorae to preserve freshness and then aged in 500-liter oak barrels for one year. There is good ripeness of fruit with an earthy and mineral touch plus aromas of herbs and wild flowers, a medium-bodied palate with dusty, chalky tannins and a very tasty finish.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2017
    Assertive and convincing style with black fruit aromas and flavors in a very slick, layered and flavoursome palate. Very impressive balance and depth. Long, smooth tannins with peppery edges. Powerful and delicious. Best from 2020.

236.00 CHF

Rioja Norte DOCa 2012

Bodegas Pujanza

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

    93/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2016

    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Apr 2015
    The 2012 Pujanza Norte may well be the best vintage for this pure Tempranillo from a 2.7 hectare single vineyard on shallow clay and chalk soils at 720 meters altitude. The wine fermented in stainless-steel vats with indigenous yeasts where it went through malolactic and then matured for 16 months in French oak barrels. The nose is subtle, elegant and perfumed with aromas of violets and lilies, ripe strawberries and raspberries and spicy nuances. The palate is equally harmonious and shows juicy tannins, very good acidity and freshness, plus superb overall balance. It ends very tasty, long and with a chalky minerality that sticks to your teeth. It's accessible now, but it should gain in complexity in bottle and improve and age for a very long time. Superb modern/classical Tempranillo. 10'000 bottles produced.

125.00 CHF

Rioja Norte DOCa 2014

Bodegas Pujanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Pujanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94+/100

    94+/100 Robert Parker Aug 2016
    The 2014 Norte comes from a warmer and riper vintage than the previous one, but curiously enough, the wine had higher acidity and lower pH. The explanation from Carlos San Pedro is that 2014 is a very complete and balanced vintage, with good ripeness and very good acidity. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barrels for some 14 months. This is very different from the 2013, and as I've seen with other wines from the year, the nose shows higher ripeness and darker fruit aromas. The palate shows fresher and the liveliness of a cooler, northeast-facing vineyard, where the influence of the north wind is very intense at 720 meters altitude. I think this will age nicely. In the long run, I believe the two vintages are of similar quality; though perhaps this 2014 will prove to be a better, more complete wine, hence the + on the score.

125.00 CHF

Rivas de Tereso 2014

Rioja Tinto DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

118.00 CHF

Rivas de Tereso 2015

Rioja Tinto DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92+/100

    92+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The red 2015 Rivas de Tereso will be the last vintage with that name (the name of the village where the majority of vineyards are located). It will be called Camino de Santa Cruz from the 2016 vintage onward. This was the first vineyard-designated wine, from very shallow soils at high altitude. It fermented in amphorae to preserve freshness and then aged in 500-liter oak barrels for one year. There is good ripeness of fruit with an earthy and mineral touch plus aromas of herbs and wild flowers, a medium-bodied palate with dusty, chalky tannins and a very tasty finish.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2017
    Assertive and convincing style with black fruit aromas and flavors in a very slick, layered and flavoursome palate. Very impressive balance and depth. Long, smooth tannins with peppery edges. Powerful and delicious. Best from 2020.

118.00 CHF

Exopto 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Graciano, Tempranillo, Garnacha
  • 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

Raposo 2016

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    There is a new red from the village of Villabuena de Álava, a warmer place that tends to deliver more Mediterranean wines than the cooler Rivas de Tereso, and the wines are gentler and rounder, with a touch of aromatic herbs. The 2016 Raposo is the first vintage produced from some old plots planted with old vines, Tempranillo with intense flavors (the old vines have other grapes, but they represent a very small percentage) fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 3,000-liter oak vats for some 12 months.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (raised in large, used French oak barrels) Deep, lurid ruby color. An expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, baking spices, tobacco and potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of licorice in the background. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors that are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Smooth, even tannins build slowly on the impressively long finish, which strongly echoes the red fruit and floral notes.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Plenty of spicy saffron and clove aromas hover over ripe red plums and mulberries. The palate has nice fruit-focus and depth with good tannin-weight and detail. Drink or hold.

104.00 CHF

Cisma Rioja DOCa 2012

Bodegas Pujanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Pujanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Falstaff, Oktober 2018
    Komplexes Bukett mit Noten von dunklen Beeren, Pflaume, dazu etwas Grafit und ein Hauch Trüffel. Am Gaumen dicht gewobene Struktur, viel Kraft und Saft, mineralische und balsamische Noten. Ein edler, komplexer Tropfen aus über 80-jährigen Reben.

    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker Apr 2015
    The oak is a little more obvious in the 2012 Pujanza Cisma than in the Norte. This is also 100% Tempranillo from a single vineyard, a 0.8 hectare plot they call Finca Valcabada which was planted in 1925 and is located at 600 meters altitude. The wine fermented in French oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barriques for 22 months. The nose seems less nuanced than the Norte, with the oak taking the lead role and perhaps it will develop in bottle but today it does not have those flowery tones of the Norte. The palate is compact and medium to full-bodied with abundant fine-grained tannins that are right now a little stiff. It ends quite dry and would need a little more time in bottle to harmonize. This is a great, modern Rioja. Mind the price tag, though. 1'200 bottles.

99.00 CHF

149.00 CHF

Exopto 2014

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Graciano, Tempranillo, Garnacha
  • 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

Añadas Frias DOCa 2013

Bodegas Pujanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Pujanza
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Viura
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, May 2016
    There is a white produced with Viura grapes that is only produced in cold vintages, which is exactly what the name of the 2013 Añadas Frías means. The grapes are sourced from a 1.5 hectare plot at 600 meters altitude of clay and limestone soils. It fermented in new 500-liter French oak barrels. The analytical data show figures more common in Chablis than in Rioja; the wine has a pH below three and there's no natural way the wine goes through malolactic. The nose showed intense iodine aromas and diesel-like notes, highly mineral, with a notable absence of fruit and oak. The palate is also soil-driven, with very chalky tannins and effervescent, citrusy acidity. It has a tremendously tasty finish, almost salty. This is one of those whites that feels like it was produced with stones rather than grapes. This should age in bottle forever. 1,476 bottles produced and filled in March 2015. This wine has only been released in 2007, 2010 and 2013, really

79.00 CHF

109.00 CHF

La Mimbrera de Exopto 2016

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    I didn't get the Burgundian nose in the 2016 La Mimbrera that I saw in the 2015. For proprietor and winemaker Tom Puyabert, 2016 is not a truly Atlantic vintage, and this feels somewhat more Mediterranean than the 2015, with notes of rosemary, thyme and even esparto grass, not something I have seen in many other wines from Rioja. The tannins might be amplified by the strong chalky sensation from the high limestone content of the soils, which also impart a special tastiness to the wines. It has a sapid, almost salty finish. There are more tannins, and the wine feels a bit young and in need of some more time in the bottle. 500 bottles were filled in April 2018.

79.00 CHF

Martires Rioja DOCa 2015

Finca Allende

79.00 CHF

129.00 CHF

Rioja Tinto DOCa 2016

Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (all de-stemmed fruit; fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for a year in neutral French oak barrels) Youthful violet color. A highly perfumed bouquet displays an array of red and blue fruits and fresh flowers, along with mineral and allspice accents. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry flavors and a subtle licorice nuance that builds with air. Finishes silky, sweet and long, with discreet tannins that fold smoothly into the sappy, clinging fruit.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Rich and concentrated, dark summer berries. This is quite pure and fruit-driven. The palate has impressive depth and fleshy allure. Supple and even-paced, this is a very fresh, juicy and attractive wine. Drink or hold.

79.00 CHF

La Dula 2017

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Garnacha
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    A varietal Garnacha from Riva de Tereso, the 2017 La Dula comes from a small 80-year-old plot planted in 1944, so production is extremely low. It's bottled unoaked and matured in amphorae to see what the pure grape delivers. It's fruit-driven and shows some ripeness from a warm and dry year. This tends to have very high acidity, so the grapes are picked late to achieve good ripeness. It fermented in tinaja (amphorae), where it's kept for a few months and then is bottled early. There are perfumed notes, and something herbal/wild that I like. The palate reveals fine-grained tannins and clean flavors. Only 670 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2018.

59.00 CHF

Nahi Tinto 2016

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

59.00 CHF

Rioja Norte DOCa 2013

Bodegas Pujanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Pujanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker Aug 2016
    The Pujanza 2013 Norte is Tempranillo cropped from the Finca Norte vineyard. It's really called San Román, but they couldn't use that name; the nickname people apply to it is north, because of the strong north winds that make it very healthy and somehow cool. It's a 2.7-hectare plot on clay and limestone soils, where the limestone mother rock is at some 50 centimeters from the surface. The vineyard is north-facing and located at an altitude of 720 meters. Fermentation was in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, the same as malolactic. There are notes of beef blood intermixed with wild red acid berries and flowers, with good freshness. The upbringing was 14 months in French barriques. The palate is extremely fresh, but combining high acidity with incredible power. There is less difference in the vintages in this Norte than in the Finca Valdepoleo, here it feels like the vineyard-besides being smaller-is more consistent. The character of the p

59.00 CHF

Rioja Norte DOCa 2014

Bodegas Pujanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Pujanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94+/100

    94+/100 Robert Parker Aug 2016
    The 2014 Norte comes from a warmer and riper vintage than the previous one, but curiously enough, the wine had higher acidity and lower pH. The explanation from Carlos San Pedro is that 2014 is a very complete and balanced vintage, with good ripeness and very good acidity. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barrels for some 14 months. This is very different from the 2013, and as I've seen with other wines from the year, the nose shows higher ripeness and darker fruit aromas. The palate shows fresher and the liveliness of a cooler, northeast-facing vineyard, where the influence of the north wind is very intense at 720 meters altitude. I think this will age nicely. In the long run, I believe the two vintages are of similar quality; though perhaps this 2014 will prove to be a better, more complete wine, hence the + on the score.

59.00 CHF

Camino de Santa Cruz 2016

Rioja Tinto DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Guia Penin 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2019

    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The single-vineyard red 2016 Camino de Santa Cruz is a wine she wanted to call Rivas de Tereso, but she was not allowed, so she named it after the plot where the grapes grow. It's an aromatic red with intense aromas of violets and the hallmark signature of 2016, and has a surplus of minerality because of the high limestone content of the soils, with some Mediterranean undertones. With time in the glass, it reveals some classical Rioja notes of forest floor, truffle and mushrooms. It fermented in 300-liter amphorae and matured in well-seasoned, neutral 500-liter oak barrels for 12 months. The medium-bodied palate is elegant, and the tannins are round and make it very pleasant and approachable.

56.00 CHF

Raposo 2016

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    There is a new red from the village of Villabuena de Álava, a warmer place that tends to deliver more Mediterranean wines than the cooler Rivas de Tereso, and the wines are gentler and rounder, with a touch of aromatic herbs. The 2016 Raposo is the first vintage produced from some old plots planted with old vines, Tempranillo with intense flavors (the old vines have other grapes, but they represent a very small percentage) fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 3,000-liter oak vats for some 12 months.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (raised in large, used French oak barrels) Deep, lurid ruby color. An expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, baking spices, tobacco and potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of licorice in the background. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors that are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Smooth, even tannins build slowly on the impressively long finish, which strongly echoes the red fruit and floral notes.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Plenty of spicy saffron and clove aromas hover over ripe red plums and mulberries. The palate has nice fruit-focus and depth with good tannin-weight and detail. Drink or hold.

56.00 CHF

Rivas de Tereso 2015

Rioja Tinto DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92+/100

    92+/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018
    The red 2015 Rivas de Tereso will be the last vintage with that name (the name of the village where the majority of vineyards are located). It will be called Camino de Santa Cruz from the 2016 vintage onward. This was the first vineyard-designated wine, from very shallow soils at high altitude. It fermented in amphorae to preserve freshness and then aged in 500-liter oak barrels for one year. There is good ripeness of fruit with an earthy and mineral touch plus aromas of herbs and wild flowers, a medium-bodied palate with dusty, chalky tannins and a very tasty finish.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2017
    Assertive and convincing style with black fruit aromas and flavors in a very slick, layered and flavoursome palate. Very impressive balance and depth. Long, smooth tannins with peppery edges. Powerful and delicious. Best from 2020.

56.00 CHF

Rioja Finca Valdepoleo DOCa 2014

Bodegas Pujanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Pujanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2016
    I also tasted the 2014 Finca Valdepoleo, from a riper and warmer vintage than 2013. It also fermented in stainless steel and was raised in French oak for 14 months. This vineyard has a lot of clay and can give fruit-forward grapes in warmer years. The nose is ripe, with black fruit and feels a bit heady, with some spicy notes. As I've seen with other 2014s, the palate feels fresher than the nose, with a fine thread of acidity going through the core. This is an accessible, ripe Rioja. This wine will be released in April 2017.

    James Suckling 94/100

    94/100 Punkte James Suckling July 2017
    Tight and linear wine with blackberry, blueberry and mineral character. Medium to full body, and stone and slate undertones to the bright fruit. Bright acidity. Drink now.

53.00 CHF

Rioja San Vicente DOCa 2012

Señorio de San Vicente

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Señorío de San Vicente
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Guia Penin 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Guia Penin 2017

    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Vinous Nov 2015
    Dark ruby. Deeply pitched, smoke-accented dark berry, floral pastille, cured meat and vanilla aromas are lifted by a spicy nuance. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense blackberry and cherry compote flavors plus suggestions of cola and mocha. Dusty tannins build through a very long, spicy, lavender-tinged finish. Aged in all-new French and American oak.

52.00 CHF

El Espinal de Exopto 2016

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • 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
  • Produzent Exopto
  • 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

Exopto 2014

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Graciano, Tempranillo, Garnacha
  • 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 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Graciano, Tempranillo, Garnacha
  • 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

Horizonte de Exopto 2017

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
  • 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 de Exopto 2015

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Exopto

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Exopto
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
  • 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

Lealtanza Reserva 2012

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Altanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Altanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    Vivid ruby. Aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, pipe tobacco and cedary oak develop a smoky element as the wine stretches out. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering lively cherry and boysenberry flavors and subtle licorice and spice nuances. Finishes on a chewy note, delivering sneaky tannins, a lingering suggestion of dark chocolate and strong persistence.

44.00 CHF

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