2019 Cepa 21 Malabrigo

44.95 37.15
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Cepa 21
Year 2019
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (15%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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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. 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).

Malabrigo is the name given to the most characteristic vineyard. Characteristic of the plots are the loamy and sandy-clay soils and the extreme climatic conditions with large temperature fluctuations between day and night. All these aspects give great importance to the concept of terroir and help it to reach extraordinary levels and give it character. The topper of the Bodega is Malabrigo and is aged for 21 months in French oak barrels. The wine has an intense cherry red color, the wine is powerful and has an elegant nose, with notes of black fruit such as jam, blueberries and blackberries. This is complemented by spicy toasted oak and nobler. The taste is round with strong and structured tannins. Absolutely a sensation and despite the fact that this wine is already in the higher price range, we have found in (blind) tastings that this wine can compete without any problem with wines that cost double or more.

The wine has been voted the 6th best wine in Spain according to the Akatavinos contest (the most important online wine guide of all Spanish-speaking countries worldwide with more than 1 million members.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Cepa 21
Grape Tempranillo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 15
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
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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