The word “Malleolus” comes from the Latin word majuelo which is the name used in Pesquera de Duero for a small vineyard. With the Malleolus, Bodegas Emilio Moro substituted the traditional categories of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva with wines that exhibit their own identity. The Malleolus is cultivated using grapes from majuelos between 25 and 75 years old, and has become a significant milestone in the history of Emilio Moro.
The Moro family has been farming the same vineyards in the Ribera del Duero since 1932, the birth year of Emilio Moro (the patriarch) as well as the year in which the Finca Resalso vineyard was planted. For the first two generations, the Moro family sold their grapes on the bulk market. However in 1987, current owner Jose Moro Espinosa invested the family’s entire savings into winery equipment and Bodegas Emilio Moro was born.
Tasting Notes: The Malleolus is considered the essence of the oldest vineyards on the Moro estate. Grapes are matured for 18 months in French oak barrels, which intensely expresses balsamic aromas, spices and tobacco contributed from the oak, naturally enriching the grand ensemble. Aromas of ripe, black fruits are still present throughout the tasting and clearly indicate the raw material wherein lies the richness and exclusivity of this wine.