Bodegas Emilio Moro, Polvorete, DO Bierzo, Spain, 2021
"Wine is an art. If you know how to listen, it speaks to you, it lets you know when it needs racking and rest. It’s just like a living creature that we have to understand, tend to and care for."
So said Emilio Moro, founder of the estate. Three generations later this belief is still upheld by José and Javier Moro. Based in the world famous village of Pesquera de Duero in the heart of Ribera del Duero the brothers believe that their wine has a life of its own and with each vintage a part of them is immortalized in it. “It evokes the land where it comes from”. Eschewing traditional notions of classification like crianza and reserva, the family were eager create wines with personality and individuality. Expressions true to their vineyards and their family’s heritage. Creating reds from their cherished Tinto Fino, a prized clone of Tempranillo, and more recently crafting Godello wines from Bierzo - vibrant whites that are as exciting and lively as their labels suggest.
The vineyards are based between Ponferrada and Molinaseca areas in the best locations of the DO and benefit from the variety of micro terroirs of El Bierzo.
Fermented in stainless steel and aged on the lees.
No oak ageing
Straw yellow in colour with floral and expressive white fruit notes on the nose which follow through to the well balanced, fresh but persistent flavours, and lovely well balanced acidity typical of the variety.
The acidity in this wine works well with a simple salad, fish and sea food.
6 x 75cl
Award: Tim Atkin Ribera del Duero 2022 Special Report 91 Points