8 months in French oak barrels
2009: 90 points by Robert Parker. 2010 no rated yet.
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Big and intense ripe flavors are the hallmark of this wine, but the true character of Tempranillo comes through as well: tannic, yes, but also with some red cherry tartness and minty herbal notes throughout. Drink soon or in the next several years.
The grape growing year for this wine began with low temperatures and high humidity, which delayed shooting, and a relatively cool summer led to a late harvest (from 17th to 28th October). The word “Hito" means milestone, a stone post, sometimes carved, used to indicate direction or distance on roads or to delimit fields. Hito was created as a young wine in order to complete the range of this modern, innovative winery. The wine was produced from the youngest vines of the winery, which were grafted with Tinto Fino clones from the flagship vineyards of Bodegas Emilio Moro.
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. The winery represents a perfect example of Spain's remarkable viticultural and winemaking revolution.