Bodegas Emilio Moro 2018
Emilio Moro brings us this eponymous wine that is both powerful and balanced from Ribera del Duero, Spain. It’s complex, fully bringing out the best of the grape.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Made with Tempranillo grapes, this wine is a very intense cherry red in color. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, then aged in American and French oak barrels for 12 months, the Bodegas Emilio Moro is among the top 1% of wines in the world.
On the nose, it is expressive and fresh, with complex aromas of cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, cherries, and raspberry. On the palate, powerful, exuding blackberry, plum, with honeyed and polished tannin.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This red wine is incredible with our Dehesa de los Llanos Artisanal Gran Reserva Manchego. Pair it, too, with some Jamon Iberico de Bellota. For heavier fare, enjoy a glass of Bodegas Emilio Moro with lasagna, pizza, and other tomato-based dishes, or even barbecued and grilled meats. It also goes great with tacos, nachos, and burritos.
End your meal with some churros dusted with cinnamon sugar, and drizzled with thick chocolate, and a helping of this great wine.
AN INHERITED LOVE OF VITICULTURE
“Wine is art. If you listen, it speaks to you, it tells you when it needs to rack, when to rest. It’s like a living being that needs to be understood and cared for.”
That quote is from Don Emilio Moro, born in 1891, and founder of Bodegas Emilio Moro, one of the oldest leading quality wine producers in Ribera del Duero, Spain. He was born in an environment surrounded by vineyards, and raised in viticulture, treading grapes and racking wine in his native village of Pesquera de Duero.
With this love alive and burning in him, he taught his son, Emilio Moro, born 1932, not only how to make the wine, but how to love it. And in turn, the second Emilio taught his children, Rubi, Jose, Fabiola, and Javier. The third generation is presently in charge, with the fourth generation currently learning the ropes.
Bodegas Emilio Moro owns more than 200 hectares, and their vineyards were grafted with the purest clone of the Tempranillo, and taken from Valderramiro and Resalso, the family’s oldest vineyards.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.