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 wine-loving friends in the project, with Ronaldo and Imanol Arias figuring among them.
The vines are situated at an altitude of around 800 metres with a northern orientation, and both of these factors enable a gradual ripening of the grapes, endowing them with complexity and freshness. Such importance is given to altitude that the grapes are classified according to this, whereas the age of the vineyard is not so significant. The project possesses 50 hectares of vineyards lying on loamy-sand and clay soils, mostly situated in close proximity to the winery and planted with the family's clone (the purest Ribera Tempranillo).
The Cepa 21 wines are now well-known for their subtlety and elegance, but also for their boldness; a fine example of the progressive winegrowing that Spain endorses.