Cepa 21 2008

Winery: Bodegas Cepa 21, S.A.
Region: DO Ribera del Duero
Type of Wine: Red wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
Aged 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Annual Production(in bottles): 6,000
Awards & Recognition:
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Nov/Oct. 2011), 89+ points.
U.S. Importer:
Fine Estates From Spain

Wine Description

The clone of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) that is cultivated in all of the plots belonging to Bodegas Cepa 21 is selected from 100-year-old vines in Pesquera de Duero. Young vines are grafted with cuttings from Tinto Fino (Tinta del Pais), the purest clone of Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero region.

About the Winery

Bodegas Cepa 21 is one of the most renowned wineries in Ribera del Duero. The Moro family, along with some of its closest friends, founded this acclaimed winery, which manages to combine the traditional and the avant-garde on the same site in a dual commitment to quality wine and wine tourism. With a great understanding of the origin and composition of the soils, the winery is able to take better care of the environment, the wines and, above all, the soils themselves.

Visit their website: http://www.cepa21.com

Suggested Recipe Pairings

Beef Tenderloin Medallions with a Rosemary & Thyme Crust

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Individual Beef Wellingtons with Mushroom, Spinach & Blue Cheese Filling

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Grilled Denver Steak and Tomatoes with Caper-Mustard Vinaigrette

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