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A deep ruby-red colour. Aromas of red and black fruits (cherries, blackberries) mingle with spicy and smoky notes. On the palate, intense black fruit flavours come to the fore, very clean and pure, with silky tannins. There is a very minerally, long finish. Extremely well-balanced between intensity and refinement. This blend consists of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 10% Graciano. Fermentation takes place in concrete and oak vessels with 12 months ageing in French oak casks thereafter.
Enjoy with meat dishes, such as roasts or stews typical to Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied with tomato and pepper sauces or cooked with traditional herbs and spices.
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 90 years old.
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