Cepa 21 Ribera del Duero 2017
Picota cherry red in colour with a garnet rim. The nose is dominated by Tempranillo varietals matured over time in the barrel but retaining their freshness well. The aroma is enriched by the notes of a respectful barrel ageing and subtle hints of spices and balsamic. On the palate it shows a good structure with a long and persistent aftertaste.
The eponymous red 2017 Cepa 21 reveals some of the shortages from the harvest, a challenging year. The wine doesn't show the precision of its siblings, and the palate feels like the fruit is not quite balancing the tannins.