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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Only 5,000 bottles of the emblematic wine from Bodegas Cepa 21 reach the market. Their grapes grow slowly on a cold slope that's faces north and is exposed to the Ribera wind; the soil, sandy-clay in composition and with an abundance of pebbles, balances the equation so that the grapes attain the desired alcohol level and full maturity.

The grapes are harvested by parcel, and after being destalked and macerated at a low temperature, they ferment in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Finally, the wine acquires balance and complexity during its 18 months in new French oak barrels.

Malabrigo appears intense just on sight, with a very dense, deep Picota cherry colour, revealing violet glints that indicate youth. Spicy black fruit jam dominates the aromatic element, accompanied by traces of India ink, roasted notes and strong balsamic hints. On the palate it's full and enveloping, with silky tannins and restrained acidity. A very long aftertaste with smoky and peaty touches.

A modern, mature and balanced Ribera, all set to impress on any occasion.

It will continue to grow in the bottle. Decanting is recommended.

What does this wine taste like?

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Picota cherry red / Intense / Violet rim
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Elegant / Jammy black fruit / Primary aromas / Indian ink / Spicy notes / Roasted notes
Mouth
Silky / Enveloping / Fruit notes / Spicy notes / Long / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Veal steak, Vegetable casseroles, Game terrine

Ratings and awards

201692 PK
201591 PK
201490 PK
201192 PK
PK: Parker

Customer reviews

4.0/5
1 review
Vintage:

Wine making

Ageing period18 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

ClimateContinental

The winery

Bodegas Cepa 21

Bodegas Cepa 21

The Bodegas Cepa 21 winery building, opened in 2007, is located in Castrillo de Duero, on top of a small promontory that offers magnificent views of the vineyards and surrounding countryside. This is where, the brothers José and Javier Moro, the third generation of the Bodegas Emilio Moro, put every effort into extracting the essence of the fruit and making modern wines, aimed at the sort of consumer that's open-minded and well-informed. They have involved several of their...

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