Bozeto de Exopto 2020 · Buy it for £11.40 at Vinissimus
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production80,000 bottles

The wine

The Bodegas Exopto winery has used the classic Rioja blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and a little Graciano to produce this gem of a wine. Extremely fruity and expressive, it is a well-balanced wine which is easy to drink. Thanks to the experience and wisdom of our winemaking ancestors who developed this combination of grapes, we can enjoy fresh and juicy wines like the Bozeto de Exopto.

It has a dark and intense Picota cherry colour in the glass, though not too opaque. An excellent concentration of fruit is noticeable from the first glance, and the legs seen when swirling the wine in the glass show it will have a glyceric and dense feel. Wild and spicy aromas stand out in the nose, especially notes of black pepper, eucalyptus and cranberries. It maintains its freshness in the mouth while offering a somewhat more mature feeling, with hints of plums and cherries in liqueur. Cocoa, good tannins, and earthy sensations of dry aromatic herbs such as bay leaves accompany well-integrated aromas of ageing reminiscent of cedar. Added to this, an elegant hint of orange peel gives fragrance to the flavoursome, appetizing and warm feeling enjoyed on drinking. Bozeto de Exopto has the easily recognizable features of a Rioja wine, yet is still a personal wine with its own unique attractiveness.

Fermented in concrete tanks and then aged in concrete and wood for six months while respecting the fruit, Bozeto is a small yet great wine, rounded and complete, brimming with fruit. It expresses its terroir wonderfully with the landscape present in every sip through hints of iron and graphite. A wine which tastes and smells of earth and fruit; an honest, expressive, juicy and friendly wine, with structure and body — all in all, a very complete wine.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
Bouquet
Red fruit / Flowers / Mineral
Mouth
Rich / Raspberry / Bilberries / Pleasant finish

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
pasta
Pasta
carnes-rojas
Red meat

Peppercorn steak, Small game, Vegetable casseroles

Ratings and awards

201991 PK92 SK
201891 PK
201690 PK
201391 PK
201090+ PK
200890 PK
PK: ParkerSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The red 2019 Bozeto de Exopto is a blend of 50% Tempranillo from Ábalos with the Mediterranean touch of 40% Garnacha and 10% Graciano from Alfaro to add freshness. He wants the wine to express the Garnacha character, and it does but in a subtler way than if it was a varietal bottling. But all the grapes seem nicely integrated and complement each other. The wine fermented in a combination of stainless steel, concrete vats and used barriques, where it matured for six months. 2019 is a warmer, Mediterranean vintage, and the wine is soft and approachable, juicy and fruit driven. 75,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019, earlier than in cooler years.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 91 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.2/5
19 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialStainless steel / Cement / Wood
Ageing period6 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vine ageBetween 30 and 80 years
SoilCalcareous-clay / Sand

The winery

Bodegas Exopto

Bodegas Exopto

Tom Puyaubert arrived in Spain early in the year 2000 from his native Bordeaux, as a sales rep for a famous French cooperage, but coming into daily contact with some of the country’s best winemakers made him feel not only more passionate about wine but also in particular for La Rioja, its vineyards, its wine-growing culture... In 2003 he founded Bodegas Exopto and since then his project has continued to make good progress, producing wines with personality, always using in a...

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