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Malabrigo 2016

Malabrigo

2016

Only 5,000 bottles of the emblematic wine from Bodegas Cepa 21 reach the market. Their grapes grow s...

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£39.66

/ 0.75 L btl

Malabrigo 2016

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

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.

Food pairing

Veal steak / Vegetable casseroles / Game terrine

Vineyard

  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Ageing period:18 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

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

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Miguel Gimeno (12/12/2020) - Vintage 2015

medio

Tipico Ribera con una estructura y complexidad notable pero le falta la profundidad de los taninos que le puede dar esa longevidad tan apreciada en vinos de esta denominación. Calidad /precio muy buena

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 wi...

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