2020 Emilio Moro El Zarzal

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17.45 14.42
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Bierzo (Appellation)
Winery Emilio Moro
Year 2020
Grape Godello
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2025
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The 2 new white wines from Emilio Moro are the El Zarzal and the La Revelia and have seen the light of day with the 2016 vintage. Both are based on the noble grape Godello and the vineyards are located in the Bierzo. They have been working on these new (white) wines for more than 10 years in order to produce beautiful wines that suit a high-end wine company such as Emilio Moro. That they are not the only ones who do this is proven by Mauro, who is also very successful with his Godellos.

The El Zarzal is produced with grapes from 20 year old vines in Bierzo, which are fermented in stainless steel and aged in 2500 liter oak barrels for 8 months. In the glass, the el Zarzal has a light pale golden color and the wine is clear. In the nose the wine is fresh, clean with a good fruit base and subtle citrus scents with white flowers. The almost imperceptible oak notes (brioche, toasted bread) give the wine even more depth and complexity. In the mouth it is fresh and bright, with a good weight and polished nuances and nice acidity and a slightly salty minerality that is so befitting a good Godello. Definitely worth mentioning is the great trim and artistic labeling of these new white members of the Emilio Moro family designed by the artist Domingo Zapata who designed all the labels and the box. David is from the island of Mallorca in Spain and moved to the US, NYC many years ago, where he became very famous.

FACT: In the Tab: Annex you will find the official fact sheet of this wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The Zarzal is in the top 100 best wines of Wine Spectator which became available at the end of November - https://top100.winespectator.com/lists/

Vineyard for 2020 Emilio Moro El Zarzal

The family business Emilio Moro has been located in Pesquera del Duero since 1892. This bodega boasts a three-generation tradition and includes vineyards over 90 years old. Due to their long history, they have been able to expand their vineyards very specifically with mostly Tinto Fino. The Finca Resalso and Crianza excel in purity, elegance and complexity. The top cuvées are of rare class; the very old vines of these two 'Pagos' give an extremely low yield resulting in very complex wines with a great depth and temperament.

In 1987 Emilio Moro first launched his own wines under his own label. With about 200 hectares of vineyards and a total annual production of 1.5 million bottles, it is a modern and large company. Thanks to its high quality standards and innovative management, it is also one of the leading wine companies. This applies not only in Spain but money worldwide and this is also confirmed that it has been nominated by Wine Enthusiast as Best Winery of the World. Emilio Moro's focus on Research, Development and Innovation is impressive and the enormous focus on quality is certainly an important factor in the high quality of all wines, but let's not forget that the old Emilio Moro vineyards are located in the most beautiful part of the Ribera del Duero with a completely unique and extremely suitable terroir located at a great height. In 2017, Wine Spectator placed the 2015 Emilio Moro in 59th place in the Prestigious Top 100 of the world's best wines.

In 2008, Emilio Moro died at the age of 75. In the same year, the Emilio Moro foundation was established, which is committed to providing poor regions of the world with clean drinking water and improving living conditions. Javier & José Moro are now in charge.

The emilio moro portfolio consists of 5 red wines, all of which are made from the regional variant of the Tempranillo (tinto fino). The special thing is that a very old pure clone is used. The vineyards range from 30-90 years old, but even the younger vineyards are from the lots of this unique clone. Emilio moro does not use the terms Crianza or Reserva and the name of the wine stands for the character of the wine.


More Information
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Bierzo (Appellation)
Winery Emilio Moro
Grape Godello
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2025
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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