Bozeto de Exopto Rosé, Rioja
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Bozeto de Exopto Rosé, Rioja - 2019

Item # 36426 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This delightful juicy rosé is made from Tempranillo and Grenache and exudes watermelon, cherry and raspberry flavors. Easy-drinking and thirst-quenching.


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Staff Pick Notes

Exopto is Latin for “to desire greatly,” or “to long for”, and I am helplessly, eagerly longing for the next time I can pick up a bottle of this juicy pink Rioja. Made from a 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes from mature vines on Bodegas Exopto’s chalky, clayey soil in Rioja Alta, this rosé is elegant yet very easygoing and satisfying. Aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks on its lees, it’s a clean, crisp wine with notes of fresh peach, delicate strawberries, and a hint of ground white pepper. Bone dry yet thirst quenching, this would go perfectly with cured meats and apples on a hot summer’s day, or if you’re like me, while watching cheesy 90s vampire movies in the dark. Don’t ask, just enjoy this balanced, supremely refreshing rosé, and be sure to watch out for silver bullets.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Tempranillo

A.k.a. Cencibel. Just about synonymous with Spanish wine, the red Tempranillo grape has now fully won over the hearts and minds of critics and amateur oenophiles all over the world. The best bottles are powerful and ageworthy, and are beginning to fetch prices you'd never have expected from Spanish wines just a few years ago. Tempranillo is often used in blends with Bordeaux grapes such as...

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Rioja

The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival...

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