- Full bodied red wine
- Aged 18 months in French oak
- Made with 100% Tinta del Pais grapes
- Will drink nicely through 2023
92+ Points - "The 2008 Malleolus comes from older vines and spent 18 months in French oak. It gives up a promising nose of pain grille, mineral, espresso, violets, and blackberry. This is followed by a tannic, savory offering with just enough fruit for balance. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring to melt some of the tannins and will drink nicely through 2023. Emilio Moro has a lengthy history as one of the finest Bodegas in Ribera del Duero." -The Wine Advocate
COMPOSITION: 100% Tinta del Pais
92 Points - "Vivid ruby. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of red and dark berries, licorice and cracked pepper. Gains spiciness and florality with air and shows impressive energy and silky texture. Zesty acidity adds cut to the finish, which leaves traces of minerals and cracked pepper behind. I really like this wine's energy." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
In Latin, "Malleolus" means vine, in Spanish Malleolus means Majuelo, which is a word used specifically in Ribera Del Duero for vineyard. The grapes used in Malleolus are chosen from vines that are 26 to 76 yrs old. The wine was aged for 18 months in French Allier oak.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
The Moro family has been making wine in Ribera del Duero for more 120 years. The family owns 173 acres of vineyards in several parcels within Pesquera de Duero. They are located at 1,950 ft in elevation on the banks of the Duero River. The vineyards used for Emilio Moro wines are 10-25 years old. On the other hand, the vineyards used for Malleolus are 25-75 years old. The oldest vines, over 80 years old, are in Malleolus de Valderramiro wine.