Exopto Cellars Big Bang 2007

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

$18.00 $15.29
Save $2.71
Item No. 98052
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The phrase "Big Bang" has several connotations. It can mean origin, birth, Genesis... Thus, this wine is the basis of all the wine produced by "Exopto Wine Cellar". Based on three wine varietals that are always present in our wines, "Big Bang" can also mean exploder, mix or merger. This is what we wish to express in this young, fresh, newborn. A wine whose explosion of fruity aromas with a touch of wood allows consumers to enjoy the merger of the three dominant varietals of Rioja. A wine of pleasure, easy-to-understand, the first step in our product range.

Garnacha (50%), Tempranillo: (30%), Graciano (20%)

Critical Acclaim

"The entry level b.b. de Exopto (Big Bang) is composed of 50% Garnacha, 40% Tempranillo, and 10% Graciano. The Garnacha was raised in concrete vats, the Tempranillo and Graciano in oak for nine months. Dark ruby colored, it offers up an exceptionally spicy nose (from the Graciano) along with floral notes, underbrush, cassis, cherry, and plum. Medium-to full-bodied on the palate, it has layers of flavor, excellent acidity, savory fruit, and enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. It will be at its best from 2010 to 2017."
90 Points

Learn About Exopto Cellars

Rugby friends Tom Puyaubert, David Sampedro and Javier Gomez founded Exopto in 2003 owing 15 acres of vineyard land. Their first vintage was 2003.

What makes Exopto unique?

* its soil and climate combination, leading to small yields, freshness, aromatics, fruit concentration and dry extract.

* small production less than 7,000 bottles (583 cases) made of their 2004 vintage.

* Tempranillo vines are between 50-90 year old vines and Graciano 30 year old vines.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

Read More About Rioja

Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

Read More About Other Red Blends

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