Horizonte de Exopto Rioja Blanco 2021


Out of stock (back in stock October)


Intense bouquet with lactic hints as well as very ripe fruit (peaches, pears, apricots) and certain spices (cinnamon, anise). On the palate the wine has a wonderfully balanced acidity, alcoholic strength and complexity with rich, perfumed and intricate flavours that gain intensity in the mouth.

Around 2,000 bottles only of this powerful white are produced each vintage. The blend of Viura, Malvasia, Garnacha Blanca, Jaen, Moscatel and Torrontés are fermented together in large French oak barrels before resting on its lees for 12 months before bottling.

  • Full, rich, complex
  • 750ml
  • 13.0% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2027
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Producer: Bodegas Exopto

Bodegas Exopto (Exopto from the Latin - to desire) was founded in 2003 by Bordeaux expat Tom Puyaubert, who had originally moved to Spain in his capacity as salesman for famous French cooperage (barrel maker) Saury. In fact Tom continues to work selling oak barrels in parallel with his ambitious project of crafting high-end Rioja. His estate comprises 10 hectares that are subdivided into 15 'micro parcels'. Depending on the plot, the vines (which are usually 'en vaso', or bush-trained) cultivated on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria at over 500 metres altitude, might be anywhere from 30 to 100 years old.

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95 Points
Tim Atkin (2017)
93 Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2019)


  • Rioja 2019 Special Report

    Tim Atkin

    Frenchman Tom Puyaubert makes this outstanding white wine from co-fermented Viura, Garnacha Blanc, Malvasia, Jaen, Moscatel and Torrontés, using a combination of larger, older wood and concrete eggs. Leesy, textured and subtly wooded with a hint of skin tannins and an exotic undertone. 2019-2023. 95 points.

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