Kyle's Video Blog: Ribera del Duero's Bodegas Emilio Moro
January 17, 2014
In this segment of his video blog, Kyle met up with Jose Moro Espinosa, owner and winemaker of Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero. Emilio Moro is a family-owned winery with over 120 years of winemaking history in Ribera del Duero.
Located near the town of Valladolid in central Spain, Emilio Moro is a family-owned winery with over 120 years of winemaking history in Ribera del Duero. It comes from an area known as "la milla de oro," which means the golden mile in Spanish. This well-known and historical appellation is revered as one of the best winemaking sites in central Spain.
The legendary estate has a variety of wines ranging from entry level, like Resalso, to extremely elite, like Con de la Familia. The highly-limited Con de la Famility celebrates the historic clone of tinta del pais, a variety of tempranillo, that has been used by the family since the very beginning. With vines over 100 years old, Jose Moro and his brother extensively analyzed these vines and selected only the purest expressions of the grape for their winery.
All of their vines were grafted with this clone. As Jose Moro explains, "this is the best asset of Emilio Moro". While the wines are all made with the same clone, each vineyard produces incredibly distinctive grapes of entirely different characters. The variety of soils and microclimates in Ribera del Duero help achieve this heterogeneity in grapes and wines. For this reason, Bodegas Emilio Moro produces some of the most intriguing and diverse wines in the appellation.Comments