2021 CEPA 21 HITO

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Cepa 21
Year 2021
Grape Tempranillo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2027
Available as of Mar 10, 2023
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Bet your friends think this wine costs twice as much? HITO is a dynamic wine , modern, along the lines of the winemaker. HITO breaks the trend in the development of young wines. If Emilio Moro was already innovative in his days with his six months aging on a young wine, the HITO has had an even longer 8 months wood aging in oak and that brings more subtlety and elegance. The CEPA 21 Hito Tinto is produced with grapes harvested from the lowest parts of our vineyards. The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in steel tanks for 12 days, followed by a malolactic fermentation for 30 days. The wine then matures for an average of 8 months in French oak barrels. Cepa 21 has set a new standard in the Ribera del Duero : technology, facilities , research, marketing . The Hito is one of the wines from the Ribera with the best price/quality ratio that can be found. Parker speaks in his review of " A benchmark Ribera at a very attractive price "

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). 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. Read more in the tab: Winery

The 'Hito' ('milestone') is a modern-styled Ribera del Duero, elegant with a beautiful ruby red color, a ripe nose of blackberries, black cherry, strawberry, pepper and incense, quite powerful and wonderfully fruity (cassis) in the mouth. Very long finish, pleasantly spicy and with beautifully integrated wood and vanilla notes. Nevertheless, there is a striking freshness that saves the wine from a tiring aftertaste.


The 2021 vintage saw mild spring temperatures, abundant rainfall in April and a summer with temperatures slightly below normal, which slowed down the vegetative cycle of the plants. At the beginning of autumn there was little rain, which favored the ripening of the grapes.

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Available as of Mar 10, 2023
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 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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