Bodegas Exopto La Mimbrera DOCa Rioja 2021
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2.00 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Bodegas Exopto La Mimbrera DOCa Rioja 2021

Rioja, Spain
Regular price $61.95per bottle ($719.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Aromatic & Structured

This product is available in select LCBO retail stores & online as part of the Destination Collection. Please feel free to contact us at info@npwines.com if you need any assistance locating stock. If you would like to make use of NPW's services sourcing a case(s) for delivery, please note that shipping will take approximately 2-3 weeks from the time the wine is ordered.

Bodegas Exopto was founded in 2003 by Tom Puyaubert, with the intention of recovering old vineyards on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria and Monte Yerga mountains.  These wines express the multitude of terroirs that make up the Rioja DOCa using sustainable and environmentally friendly viticulture. 

This wine has very special sentimental value to the winery since it is the first vineyard to be planted in the town of Abalos in 1920, next to the 100-year-old vineyards of La Mimbrera-Coupage Tradicional. The idea was to develop a 100% Graciano wine, at high density (5,000 feet/ha) in an Atlantic context: Rioja Alta, limestone clay soils at 450 m altitude. 

Deep, inky colour in the glass with abundant notes of sweet spices and mediterranean herbs alongside ripe black and blue fruits. Medium weight on the palate with a fine bead of acidity that cuts through the spicy, fragrant flavours and carries them into the long, fresh finish. 

This is a winner alongside game dishes or grilled fish. 

About the Winery

Bodegas Exopto

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.

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.   Each wine though, has a majority of a different principle grape – showcasing that variety specifically within the context of a blend.  The viticulture and winemaking model is that of the “vigneron” days – small plots of vines in the extremes, wild yeast fermentation in concrete or old oak vats and then aging in a way to showcase the fruit, minerality and terroir not the wood or aged flavours that people often associate with Rioja.

Press Reviews

James Suckling

94 Points - Zekun Shuai, Senior Editor

Precise, peppery nose with blackberries, blueberries and hints of violet and white pepper. Tangy and chalky on the palate with a medium to full body where the tannins snatch up the fresh blue fruit and spread them evenly across the palate. Structured and chalky finish with excellent length. Drink or hold.