Bodegas Exopto, 2020 Horizonte de Exopto


Producer


Vintage

2020

Region

SpainRioja

Appellation

Rioja

Cuvée

Horizonte de Exopto

Varietal

Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo

Farming

Biodynamic, Non-Certified Organically Grown Grapes

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Bio-Dynamic farming techniques, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Non-certified organically grown grapes

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

Note

Arrives Fall 2022

A traditional red blend of 80% Tempranillo with 10% each Garnacha and Graciano, the 2020 Horizonte de Exopto combines grapes from Ábalos and, since 2016, also San Vicente de Sonsierra, as he cannot produce village wines from there as his winery is in Laguardia! This year, he also added the new plots from Baños de Ebro that represent 15% of the blend and which he feels add fresh red fruit notes and silky tannins. It showcases the Sonsierra zone with fresher Tempranillo with balance, length and the chalky sensation from the limestone soils. It is fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts and matured 50/50 in 600 liter demi-muids and 225 liter barriques for 12 months. It follow the path of the 2019 with a little more freshness. 12,000 bottles were filled in November 2021. 93pts -Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate