2020 Emilio Moro Malleolus
Emilio Moro is seen as the example of the winemaker in the Dueros (benchmark producer). Malleolus comes from the Latin word Majuelo which means 'little vineyard'. The tempranillo grapes come from vines ranging between 25-75 years old. The Malleolus is only made in the good years. The weather in 2020 in Ribera del Duero was characterized by a slight increase in average temperatures which, together with the abundant rainfall in spring, allowed the vines to develop well. Just before the harvest there was also some rainfall, which resulted in high-quality grapes with good aromatic expression and intensity, but with a somewhat lower yield.
The Emilio Moro Malleolus is a variety Tinto Fino 100% (the Emilio Moro clone of the Tempranillo) and has been macerated for 18 days with its own skins. After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel barrels, it is aged in French oak barrels. In the glass the wine has a very deep, intense cherry red color. This Malleolus presents an intense concentration of fresh red fruit - a result of the low yield of the old vineyard. It has class, elegance, ripe aromas, good intensity and great personality. The balance between ripeness and freshness is excellent, and the months of aging in the 500 liter barrels have given the Malleolus a very nice complexity. It is powerful and structured and on the palate with good balance and a long, persistent passage. The Malleolus has a very showy, seductive nose of smoked bacon, roasted coffee, grains, violets, cherries and raspberries with lots of spice and very well integrated oak. The taste is medium to full-bodied with beautiful refined tannins. Beautiful for now but will certainly improve over the years and this wine has been seen as a benchmark Ribera del Duero wine for years.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Appellation||Ribera del Duero|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard|