Evidence of ancient viticulture in the areas surrounding Ribera del Duero was confirmed by the 1972 discovery in Baños de Valdearados of a 66 square meter (710 square foot) Roman mosaic featuring a Bacchanalian theme; however, “modern” viticulture as we know it today was likely brought to the region in the twelfth century by Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy, France. Viticulture continued growing in importance in the Middle Ages, and in the fifteenth century the Ordinances of Castille and Leon were established to control production and commerce in the face of foreign wines. Vega Sicilia, the emblematic winery of the region, was established in 1864, but the region remained relatively unknown in the following one hundred years. In 1972 the winery Pesquera was founded, and its wines began to draw attention to the region. On 21 July 1982 the D. O. (Denomination of Origin) Ribera del Duero was established.
Bodegas Emilio Moro, located in Pesquera del Duero, owns two hundred hectares (494 acres) of vineyards principally located in the Pesquera del Duero zone, with other vineyards in the Burgos zone, Nava and Valdezate, villages in the heart of the Ribera. From these is selected the best genetic material for new plantings, always the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) vine, the only grape variety used in the production of their wines.
Deep ruby in color with intense violet notes. Black fruits on the nose: blackberry, cherry, plum. On the nose balsamic notes, menthol, licorice and vanilla. The tannins are mature and well-integrated, and the wine has a quite long finish. Very modern in style. This wine was ranked number 99 in Wine Spectator magazine’s Top 100 Wines of 2009 and was awarded 91 points.
- Winery: Bodegas Emilio Moro
- Wine: Emilio Moro
- Vintage: 2006
- Country: Spain
- Appellation: Ribera del Duero D.O.P.
- Type: dry red wine
- Composition: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
- Ageing: 12 months in 50% American oak and 50% French oak barrels
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Format: 750 ml
- Closure: Natural cork
- Serving temperature: 16° – 18°C. (61° – 64°F.)
- Optimum consumption: through 2016
- Pairing: Grilled meats, lamb in particular
- Website: http://www.emiliomoro.com/
- In Peru imported by Panuts S.A.C.
- Suggested retail price: S/. 104.00