Vineyards: El Agudo in Monte Yerga (Rioja Baja) for Garnacha and Perquita (Rioja Alta) for Tempranillo in Abalos zone.
Variety: Garnacha 40%, Tempranillo 50%, Graciano 10%
Terroir: El Agudo has a rocky gravelly soil with sand below that and Perequita is Limestone and clay.
Winemaking: Aged for 6 months in either concrete or wood vats. Organically and naturally practicing.
"Exopto is Latin for “to long for” or “to desire greatly” and it is the dream of Frenchman Tom Puyaubert and his family to endeavor to craft and assemble wines where the whole adds up to more than the sum of their parts. Tom relocated from France to Rioja in 2000 after falling in love with the region and working for the French cooperage Saury as its Spain representative.
Rioja is a wine region that is a “tale of two worlds” and when Tom began Exopto, he wanted to do a project that produced wines within this historical context of Rioja – combining both worlds in a unique way. His idea is to remain true to the blending of the principle grape varieties and to do so from the best terroirs/villages for those varieties crossing sub-regions of Rioja.
The hallmark of these wines are their elegance, freshness and gentle concentration of fruit. The use of the blending concept showcasing one variety for each wine truly brings both of Rioja’s worlds together and for sure adds up to more than the simple sum of the parts." Polaner Selections