Bodegas Emilio Moro
The Moro family story began in 1932, when Emilio Moro Sr. was born. It is now a project carried out by three generations with roots in the Ribera del Duero, who have spent their lives discovering the characteristics of its terroir. Their goal? To produce intense and unique wines. The winery is located along the Golden Mile of the Ribera del Duero, about 10 minutes away from the famous medieval castle of Peñafiel. Founder Emilio Moro was born in 1891 in the village of Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid), a privileged enclave in the Ribera del Duero surrounded by vineyards. He grew up in a viticulture environment, treading grapes and racking wine in his native village. Emilio Moro, grandfather of the current owners, imparted to his son the love of winemaking, and he in turn passed it on to his children. Three generations later, José and Javier Moro lead the winery.
Bodegas Emilio Moro has the perfect platform for producing great wines: family tradition (José and Javier Moro are the third generation of vine growers), a strategic site (in the heart of the Ribera del Duero), pure clones of the indigenous grape Tempranillo, excellent quality soils (clay, chalk and gravel) and an ideal orientation. The winery currently owns 200 hectares of vineyards, planted and grafted with an excellent Tempranillo clone recovered from their oldest vines. Some of their best-known vineyards are: Resalso, planted the year Emilio Moro was born (1932), with deep, cool soil; Valderramiro, the winery’s oldest bush vines and birthplace of their great single-estate wine Malleolus de Valderramiro; Sancho Martin, with excellent ripening conditions, providing tannic wines with a marked acidity, ideal for ageing; and Camino Viejo. The Moro family also owns the Cepa21 winery (also in the Ribera del Duero) and D & D in the Douro region ( Portugal).
They use environmentally friendly viticulture methods with no artificial irrigation, because they believe it can alter the characteristics of the harvest (the aromatic hints depend on the rainfall) and prefer each year's harvest to have its own personality.