Emilio Moro Bodegas is located in the Ribera del Duero, Spain. Ribera del Duero is located in the valley of an elevated plateau of the Iberian peninsula. They have a Mediterranean growing climate with lots of sun, moderate to low rainfall and sudden temperature changes.
The three different types of soil found in the Ribera del Duero all contribute to the different aspects of the wine. The chalk will give the wine elegance and complexity. The clay will provide the wine with structure and character and the rocky soils brings maturity and sweetness.
At Emilio Moro, they have been making wine for three generations. In 1987 Jose Moro, grandson of Emilio Moro decided to establish the brand Emilio Moro and made the winery what it is today.
The family has created their own unique clone of Tempranillo that is planted throughout their vineyards today. Characteristics of this clone are shorter, narrower, looser clusters and smaller berries. To conserve the natural characteristics of the clone, they farm with no artificial irrigation.
2014 Finca Resalso – The youngest of the wines tasted. This is the name of the historic vineyard that was planted by the 1st generation in 1932. A bit fruity on the nose with both red and black fruit, a hint of licorice and a bit earthy. This wine spent 4 months in 3rd use French oak. On the palate the fresh red and black fruit. SRP $14.99