Exopto es el vino de más alta gama de la bodega, un interesante ejercicio con la Graciano como variedad principal de su coupage. El secreto del éxito de esta variedad, que no suele presentarse en grandes proporciones, reside en sus bajos rendimientos y entrega en este caso un tinto elegante, con frutalidad, suavidad y gran profundidad.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"The eponymous 2014 Exopto has an unusual blend, as it's mostly Graciano with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha. Sometimes Graciano does not ripen properly in cool vintages, so this cuvée was not produced in 2013. In 2014 they did a green harvest and lowered the yields to ensure proper ripening, even in a late and cooler vintage. It fermented in 1,500-liter oak vats with malolactic in barrel the following spring. The upbringing was in 50% new French oak barrels and lasted 18 months, the first six of which with the fine lees, which were not stirred. They managed a good ripening, harvesting quite late into early October. This wine mixes grapes from the warmer and cooler zones of Rioja, so it mixes the characters with focus in the Graciano. It is balsamic and aromatic, with aromas of peppercorns and a core of black fruit. The palate is serious, with depth and silkiness, as well as polished tannins; it is ready for a long life ahead. It could be drunk now, but hold it a few months if you can. It takes some time in the glass to open up. 2,400 bottles produced and filled in April 2016."