The town of Pesquera de Duero is home to Bodegas Emilio Moro in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. The winery produces six different red wines.
The 2007 Emilio Moro was 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). The wine was aged in American and French oak for 12 months. The ABV was 14% and there were roughly 30,000 cases of this vintage produced.
I hadn’t tasted Emilio Moro for close to a year, not because I didn’t care for it, I was just focusing on other things. I had the opportunity to pick up a bottle and decided to give it a try.
Bodegas Valduero is located in the small town of Burgos in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. The winery produces a white, a rose, and several red wines. The reds include Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva.
The 2004 Bodegas Valudero Reserva Premium 6 Anos was 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). The wine was barrel aged in four different types of oak for 36 months, and then spent an additional 36 months aging in the bottle. The label listed ABV was 14%.
While I have enjoyed many wines from Ribera del Duero, I was not familiar with Bodegas Valduero. The six years of aging intrigued me.
I decided to give the wine a try.
I had some friends over last evening for a small wine tasting.
The broad theme was Spanish wines. I have long been a fan of Riojas, so I included a couple of them. Along with the wine, I had a selection of cheeses. The list included Manchego, Garrotxa (a wonderful goat cheese from the Catalan region of Spain), aged Gouda (it is aged about two years and combines great flavors of sweet, salty, and creamy), Cabot Cheddar, and some Red Cow Parmesan. On the cracker side, in addition to Carrs, I found some nut/grain crackers (the box is in the trash, I will get the name next time). They were made in Canada and I chose two varieties, one was an olive and fig combo, the other was a salted almonds and dates. The latter was my favorite. Of course, we also had a large supply of grapes at the table as well.