Exopto Cellars Bozeto de Exopto 2011

Red Blends from Rioja, Spain

Price: $19.99
Item No. 123851
  • ST90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

El Bozeto, as its name (sketch, outline) suggests, is our first wine project in which we present the important aspects of our range: a young wine, fresh, recently produced, with an explosion of fruity aromas and touches of oak which enable the consumer to appreciate the fusion of La Rioja's 3 predominant strains. A delightful wine, easily understood, that will give a good introduction to our range of products...A deep red colour, dense and bright in appearance. Aromas of red fruits (cherry and strawberry) with mineral and floral touches. A luscious palate, strawberry and cranberry flavours supply a sweetness that contrasts with the pleasant acidity. Very elegant and a fruity, long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright purple. Expressive aromas of blackberry, woodsmoke, spicecake and cracked pepper. Intensely flavored but lithe, offering penetrating cherry and blackberry flavors that show bright floral lift."
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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