1. WHY DON’T YOU INDICATE ON THE LABELS IF THE WINE IS CRIANZA, RESERVA, GRAN RESERVA ETC?
In 1998 we decided not to continue labeling our wines with crianza, reserva and gran reserva. In its place, we have decided to maintain the wine in the barrel the necessary time for our wine to acquire the desired character and it can demonstrate the potential of each vintage.
We understand that the ageing needs to happen for the time each wine requires, and not be subdued to a standard regulation. In Emilio Moro winery we decide the personality of our wines through the internal tastings that we do every week.
This has differentiated us from other ways of elaboration and has contributed to our wines having a unique personality.
2. WHAT IS A TECHNICAL CORK?
For some time now we have been substituting the natural cork in some of our brands. This cork we now use guarantees there is no corkage in our wines. ”
The technical corks are the only cork that offers both perfect homogeneity from one bottle to another and different degrees of permeability. It also guarantees that there will be no hints of cork on the nose or on the mouth.
Several international laboratories have studied and approved this cork, since the technical cork is innovative and it combines the benefits of the natural cork with the benefits of a technical cork.
3. WHY ARE THERE LEES ON THE CORK AND THE BOTTLE?
The dregs we can find in the bottle and adhered to the cork are also known as lees. They are actually a formation of binitrates. It is a phenomenon that happens naturally in the wine and that doesn’t influence the quality of the wine.
They are a characteristic of the wines that haven’t experienced a chemical process and that look to respect the characteristics of the terroir (soils, grape variety and climate conditions). They can also show up in wines that have been stored at low temperatures (winter time).
Therefore, it is a phenomenon that won’t alter the wine.
4. WHAT DO THE PICTURES THAT ARE ABOVE THE LABEL ON EVERY BOTTLE?
Bodegas Emilio Moro is a winery that looks back on the tradition of three generations of winegrowing and making. We are very proud of our history and we would like to reflect that on our bottles by using those images.
- On the bottle of Finca Resalso you can see a picture of the third generation in the village of Pesquera de Duero in the year 1964.
- The bottle of Emilio Moro displays the two first generations of the family Moro (the father Emilio and his son, also called Emilio) while harvesting grapes. This picture was taken in 1938.
- Malleolus shows a photo of the son Emilio while working in the family winery in the year 1972.
- On the bottle of Malleolus de Valderramiro you can see Emilio Moro pruning the family vineyard in 1996.
- The picture that is on a bottle of Malleolus de Sanchomartin shows Emilio Moro just before one of the first vintages, in 1985.
5. IS TINTO FINO THE SAME AS TEMPRANILLO?
Tinto Fino is a variety of Tempranilllo which adapted itself to the conditions in Ribera del Duero. Tinto Fino is planted in all our vineyards to guarantee the quality of our wines.
This Tinto Fino Clone is slightly different to the Tempranillo: The grape bunches are smaller and more loose as well as the grapes are smaller and thicker-skinned then the ones from Tempranillo.
By definition, Tinto Fino provides us with the best expression of Tempranillo in the Ribera del Duero Region.
6. WHY ARE OUR WINES MADE FROM 100% TEMPRANILLO?
The terroir of the Ribera del Duero region is very particular: The soil types, the day to night temperature variations, the long and cold winters and the hot and dry summers are the perfect conditions for growing many different grape varieties. But here at Emilio Moro we decided to focus and specialize in Tinto Fino which is the autochthon grape variety of this region.
Although the Consejo Regulador of the region allows that different grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Grenache and Albillo Blanco are cultivated and used for wine making, we at Emilio Moro consider that the Tinto Fino variety has everything to make a high-quality wine: Power, Elegance and Character.
7. ARE WE PRODUCING ORGANIC WINES? DO WE IRRIGATE ARTIFICIALLY OF ARE WE USING PESTICIDES OR INSECTICIDES?
Here at Emilio Moro we have the utmost respect for the nature and our soils. We do not irrigate artificially and neither do we use Pesticides nor Insecticides which could harm our environment.
At the moment we are working on producing a wine from one of our vineyards that is certified organic. This wine will even be made without the use of sulfides, because the demand for these kind of wines is increasing every year. And because verything is about making red wine here, this as well is going to be 100% Tinto Fino and will be called “Felisa”.
8. ARE WE PRODUCING ANY WHITE WINE?
We have just started to work on making a white wine. Its going to be the first white Emilio Moro and we are going to use one single grape variety that is called Godello. Our objective is to tranfer the quality and uniqueness of our wines from the Ribera del Duero región to another denomination that has a lot of potential: The Bierzo region.
We are looking to produce an elegant medium to full bodied wine, that could age. It will be released soon.
9. WHY DID WE CHANGE OUR ALUMINIUM CAPSULES FOR CAPSULES “COMPLEJO PLUS”
As of right now we have changed our capsules because various consumers have had problems with opening our old aluminum capsules. Furthermore, the aluminum has sharp edges which could result in minor cuts. That is why we have decided to substitute this material for something else just as effective: The Complejo Plus Cap.