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Emilio Moro Cepa 21 Hito Tempranillo 2018

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    Hito comes from the younger vines of Emilio Moro's sister winery, Cepa 21.  The word "Hito", in Spanish, refers to a stone post used in agricultural stone roads to indicate a direction, and, embracing this as its philosophy, Hito aims to point the way with easy to drink, rich, and well-balanced taste in a well-priced wine.

    • Vintage: 2018
    • Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero
    • Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
    • Aging period: 8 months in oak barrels
    • Oak: French oak
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     Wine Advocate 88 pts

    "I was surprised to see the 2018 Hito showing riper than the 2017 I tasted next to it. It was produced with the Tempranillo grapes of their youngest vineyards from a cool and rainy year. In a cold year, the grapes sometimes take longer to ripen, and the wines come through as riper than in a warmer year when ripening is faster. This seems to be the case here, with this glossy 2018 that shows more body and more tannins. A powerful red Tempranillo. 350,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019, after eight months in French barriques."

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    Emilio Moro

     “To make good wine, it’s necessary to love wine” Emilio Moro

    Currently run by the Moro’s family third generation, the winery produces great wine from vineyards that are used also to name them, such as Resalso (their entry-level wine, from a vineyard planted in 1932), Valderramiro and Sancho Martin, both naming two variants of the Malleolus family, launched more than 20 years ago.

    Emilio Moro, the current owner’s grandfather was born in Pesquera de Duero, one of Ribera del Duero’s most popular towns. He’s credited for passing his love for winemaking to his son and grandchildren that ended in this legendary winery.

    Tradition - For the Moro family, “tradition implies responsibility”. They claim the quality of their wines is based, in part, on the three generations of tradition.

    Innovation - Emilio Moro collaborates with multiple research depts in Spain colleagues to improve and perfect winemaking processes.