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Horizonte de Exopto Blanco

Horizonte de Exopto Blanco
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Horizonte de Exopto Blanco
White wine Young.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Viura,  Malvasía
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Exopto
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.5%
White wine Young.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca,  Viura,  Malvasía
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Exopto
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 12.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Horizonte de Exopto Blanco

Horizonte de Exopto is a white wine from the D.O. La Rioja produced by the Exopto winery. This wine is a blend of three different grape varieties: Viura (85%), Garnacha Blanca (10%) and Malvasía (5%).

When we think of the D.O. La Rioja, we tend to think of their reds, which are have found international fame and are characterised by their long barrel ageing. However it seems that the white wines produced in the region are slowly catching up, usually produced with the Viura variety, which seem to surprise and delight those who try it. The region is located between the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, home to an important mountainous terrain, with a transition climate.

The grapes used for this wine come from vineyards that a between 50 and 80 years old, which grow on calcareous clay soils. After the best grapes have been selected, they are manually harvest using 12kg at largest capacity boxes.

Once at the winery, the grapes pass through a stage of maceration which lasts for six days. Horizonte de Exopto then ferments on its lees in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wine is then bottled without being aged. The Horizonte de Exopto is also produced in limited production, at only 2,500 bottles per vintage.

Exopto is a word that derives from latin, meaning “to desire with strength”. Exopto is a word that comes from Latin and means "to desire strongly." Well you can use this latinismo to describe the feeling you feel to taste wines from the cellar for the first time. This is a wine that deviates from the norm for Rioja wines and shows a strong personality.

Serve at 12.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Poultry, Sushi, Baked white fish

Tasting notes Horizonte de Exopto Blanco

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.

Ratings

  • Atkin 94
  • Parker 93
  • Parker 92

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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