Cepa 21 'Hito' Tempranillo 2016
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Item Number: 29793
Wine Spectator 91
"A silkiness masks depth and density in this polished red. Cherry and berry flavors are ripe and juicy, backed by vanilla, spice and floral notes. Well-integrated tannins keep this focused through the toasty finish. Drink now through 2026. 29,166 cases made.—T.M."
‘Hito’ is the word for one of the stones that marked the delimitation of a particular vineyard or farm. This is 100% Tinto Fino aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
Cepa 21 (Cepa means “grapevine” or “stock”, 21 refers to the 21st century) is a new and ambitious project which was started in the mid-2000s. The winery and vineyards are on the “Milla de Oro”. The philosophy behind these wines is forward-thinking and they are fashioned in a bright and modern style. Cepa 21 is Emilio Moro’s sister project.
The Moro family has been farming the same vineyards in the Ribera del Duero since 1932, the birth year of Emilio Moro (the patriarch) as well as the year in which the Finca Resalso vineyard was planted. For two generations, the grapes were sold on the bulk market. In 1988, current proprietor José Moro Espinosa invested the family’s entire savings into winery equipment and Bodegas Emilio Moro was born. The bodega joined the D.O. Ribera del Duero in 1989 and quickly established itself as one of the region’s leading producers of top quality wines. The winery is located at the top of a bend in the Duero River in the town of Pesquera del Duero, just to the Northwest of Peñafiel.
very tasty wine
Posted by Ben on 10/25/18 [Verified]
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