Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2016


Bodegas Cepa 21 Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2016:  This Tempranillo (also known as Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero) wine has the aromas typical of its varietal. The ripeness of the fruit dominates over subtle French oak hints that add complexity and elegance.

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In the nose very typical to its variety and to the vintage 2016. Well defined and clean aromas of dark ripe fruits. The ripeness of the fruits dominate over subtle French oak aromas that add complexity and elegance.

On the palate, balanced and round with a long and lingering finish.

Tempranillo wine pairs well with all kinds of foods due to its flavorful qualities. The regional Spanish cuisine, like roasted vegetables complementing sausages and regional crudities, such as juicy Iberian Bellota Ham, create an exceptional pairing


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.”


In Ribera del Duero, Tempranillo grape is known locally as “Tinto Fino” to distinguish it from other nearby Tempranillo producing areas, it represents 95% of all the grapes grown in the D.O. Old Tempranillo vines are the signature of Ribera.

Nearly 20 years ago, José Moro and siblings, the third generation of the family wine cellar Emilio Moro, started up an ambitious project that would set up the basis of modern wine making in Ribera del Duero. The Cepa 21’s original objective was to produce, using tempranillo grapes as the main ingredient, wines that were based on wine making tradition and the region’s own terroir, but according to modern new trends. All in all, pure breed wines for consumers from the twenty first century.