emilio moro malleolus 2019 750ml
The word “Malleolus” comes from Latin and means majuelo, which is the way the locals refer to the vineyards in Pesquera de Duero. To produce this wine, we have chosen grapes from old majuelos, trained as bushes and on trellising.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HARVEST
The 2019 vegetative cycle was preceded by the April rains. However, from the middle of spring until the end of summer, the year was characterised by scarce rains and temperatures higher than expected. The harvest began after a few rainy days, which helped to balance the grapes’ composition and resulted in a year of extraordinary quality and optimal health.
WINEMAKING PROCESS This wine is produced with grapes of the variety Tinto Fino 100%, and has macerated with it’s owns skins for 18 days. Following malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, it is aged in French oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES Cherry red, loyal to its style. An intense and elegant bouquet of mainly typical varietal aromas, nuanced by ageing in the barrel. The quality of the raw material is reflected by the aromatic depth and excellent development of the wine in the glass, where red and black fruit at optimal ripeness find harmony with spiced and resinous notes while tasting. It is intense in the mouth and has great structure. It presents ripe tannins, with a very long passage and persistent aftertaste.
Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Location: Pesquera de Duero
Malolactic F.: 30 days in stainless steel deposits
Variety: 100 % Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)
Ageing: French oak barrels
"Ripe red fruit and sweet vanilla oak aromatics. The palate is fresh and concentrated with woody tannins; finishes lengthily."
JS92, James Suckling
"Deep and spicy blackberries and blueberries with a touch of violet, coffee and sandalwood to the nose. Full-bodied and tight, with juicy, tart black cherries and some roasted spices on the palate. Rich and dense, but fresh and floral, too, with fine-grained tannins. Drinkable now."