Jose Moro - Emilio Moro
Since taking over the winery,José Moro, current president of Bodegas Emilio Moro, decided to take the next step and commercialise the wine that his father and grandfather had dedicated their lives to. He invested all the family's savings in a press, which has evolved over the years into what we now know as the Emilio Moro Winery.
Some words from Jose Moro while he was here last Spring:
We are constantly innovating. This is why we introduced Cepa 21, which is a wine that celebrates the Tinto Fino grape, aimed at consumers who have the expertise and open-mindedness to discover new tasting characteristics. The aim of this project was to build a modern, functional, minimalist new winery drawing on experience acquired in making a modern style of wines.
Viva La Spanish Wines. Less than 10% of the top wineries in the world are Spanish, but we offer such good value for money. It’s a journey we have to go through, but I firmly believe wine tourism will help to promote Spanish wines even more.
We also run the Emilio Moro Foundation. We realize that water is the main problem in the world , so we started developing projects in Sri Lanka , Nicaragua and Peru . We financed by sponsoring bottles for charity events to raise funds or part of the proceeds from sales of the bottles helps to finance the project. It’s hard work, but we will persevere.
About the Winery
"Wine is an art. If you know how to listen it, speaks to you, telling when it needs racking and when it needs to rest. It is like a living being that you have to understand, look after and care for." - Don Emilio Moro
The history of Bodegas Emilio Moro goes back three generations. Grandfather was born in 1891 and Emilio Moro in 1932, both were born into the viticulture environment surrounded by vineyards, and grew up treading grapes and racking wine in their native village of Pesquera de Duero, in the province of Valladolid.
To have a good wine it is necessary to maintain a good balance between alcohol, acidity and structure. In the same way, to have a great winery they believe it is necessary to establish a balanced triangle formed on three fundamental pillars: Tradition, Innovation & Social Responsibility.
The most important asset of their winery is their vineyards, grafted with the purest clone of Tempranillo, also called Tinto Fino. This variety produce small grapes and loose bunches necessary to produce robust wines.