Review about Malleolus Magnum 2015 from Grand Cru Wijnen

Bodegas Emilio Moro (Ribera del Duero)

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Malleolus Magnum 2015

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  • 4 /5
Emilio Moro is seen as the example of the wine maker in the Duero's (benchmark producer). Malleolus comes from the Latin word which Majuelo 'means small vineyard. The Tempranillo grapes come from poles ranging between 25-75 years. The malleolus is only made in the good years. 2015 was a great year in the Ribera del Duero. There was a cold winter with plenty of rainfall. The period from April to July was slightly warmer than average years and made for a good development. The could not be better rain in July are thus no water stress and the grapes were able to ripen optimally and harvested under perfect conditions. 2014 and 2015 glory years in the Ribera is elegant and full-bodied wines. The malleolus has a very showy, alluring nose of smoked bacon, roasted coffee, cereals, violets, cherries and raspberries with a lot of spices and well integrated oak.

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