2018 CEPA 21 Horcajo

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Cepa 21
Vintage 2018
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2034
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Bodegas Cepa 21 is a boutique winery in Castrillo de Duero, a village in Valladolid in the area known as the Golden Mile. The vineyards of Bodegas Cepa 21 are one of its greatest assets. They are located at an altitude of between 750 and 900 meters above sea level and face north. Both factors ensure that the grapes ripen gradually, giving them complexity and freshness. The project has 50 hectares of its own vineyards on soils of silty sand, clay or limestone, most of them very close to the winery and planted with the clone of centuries-old vineyards of the area (the purest Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero).

The jewel called Horcajo, first hit the market in June 2018. The Horcajo plot that gives the name to this wine is located at an altitude between 850 and 900 meters. Its location provides excellent conditions for viticulture due to the heterogeneity of the soil, soil fertility and ability to protect the vine from frost. These conditions ensure that this plot produces a rich and structured aromatic wine. This great red wine has a beautiful, very intense cherry red color that has retained its color over the years. On the nose, the wine is exceptionally elegant and complex with a mature base of black fruit, enriched with beautiful nuances due to wood aging. In the mouth the balance and warmth are distinguished with a long and persistent aftertaste.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this wine. We will send this to you automatically when you order this wine. The Horcajo is only made in the best years. This 2018 vintage is the successor to the 2016. Only around 1,000-1,500 bottles are made of this winner.

Vineyard for 2018 CEPA 21 Horcajo

Cepa 21 was founded by one of Ribera del Duero's best winemakers: Emilio Moro. Since 2022, CEPA 21 has stood on its own two feet and is led by Jose Moro (the brother of Javier Moro, the owner of Emilio Moro). Bodegas Cepa 21 is a boutique winery located in Castrillo de Duero, a Valladolid village in the area known as the Golden Mile. A winery created to dream in wine, combining tradition and modernity with a unique and exquisite terroir. A real commitment to enhance the best qualities the land has to offer, choosing north-facing vineyards to obtain wines with soul and a unique freshness. With the Tempranillo variety as its flagship, Bodegas Cepa 21 presents a range of five wines: Hito Rosé, Hito, Cepa 21, Malabrigo and Horcajo. They all reflect in each glass a respectful elaboration of the variety, the freshness of the Tempranillo variety and the know-how and experience of the creator, José Moro.

Cepa 21 was born with the aim of becoming a differential project and was built by José Moro's distinctive ideas, creativity and unique vision. But Jose Moro's disruptive spirit is in large part the result of his ancestors' legacy. More than a hundred years ago, his grandfather chose his own clone of the queen variety (Tempranillo) to achieve the unique character of the wines. His grandson, generations later, followed suit and made innovation one of the driving forces behind his business.

The vineyards of Bodegas Cepa 21 are one of its greatest assets. They are located at an altitude between 750 and 900 meters above sea level and face north. Both factors allow the grapes to ripen gradually, giving them complexity and freshness. The project has 50 hectares of its own vineyards on soils of silty sand, clay or limestone, most of them very close to the winery and planted with the area's clone of centuries-old vineyards (the purest Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero). The winery is equipped with fully equipped facilities, consisting of a tasting room with a beautiful view of the barrel room, a terrace that is a veritable viewpoint over a sea of ​​vineyards and a hall with a spectacular window that links the modernity of the complex with the tradition from the vineyard, Cepa 21 is pure minimalism and efficiency.

 

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Cepa 21
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2034
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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