Exopto Horizonte de Exopto Tinto Rioja

Country: 
Spain
Region: 
Rioja
Item code: 
SEX007
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Rioja
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Biodynamic: 
Practicing
Exopto
Varietals: 
Red Blend
Varietal notes: 
Tempranillo 80%, Graciano 10%, Garnacha 10%
All the fruit comes from the Rioja alta zone near the village of Abalos at the foot hills of the Sierra Cantabria.
high elevation
calcarious clay
head pruned vines. All vineyards worked by hand and by mule. Practicing organic
spontaneous fermentation in concrete vats.
12 months in used French oak barrels in various sizes with most being larger formats.
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
94 (JS)
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. - James Suckling
Field Publication Computed: 
IWC
Field Rating Computed: 
94 (JS)\nOffers 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. - James Suckling\n