2018 EXOPTO La Mimbrera - Graciano 75cl (Rioja, Spain)
Style - Elegant
Grapes - 100% Graciano
Tasting - This small 0.5 hectare plot has great sentimental value to winemaker Tom as it was his first plot he purchased. The vines are surrounded by herb plantings, of thyme, rosemary and lavender. This gives rise to an elegant and herbaceous red Rioja, and above all, incredibly fresh. There is more to Rioja than just Tempranillo.
FYI: We visited Tom Puyabert in September 2019 and he was unsure whether to bottle this barrel. But we managed to convince him.