Malleolus de Sanchomartin 2008
Malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing for 22 months in new French
96 points by Robert Parker, Critic's choice award in recognition for producing one of the world's greatest wines.
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Plummy fruits and smoky barrel notes describe this wine aptly though there is certainly far more going on inside as well. The oak presence is significant but this wine has sufficient backbone for all the toasty French and American oak. This is powerful and fascinating. Drink over the next five or more years.
The Malleolus of Sanchomartín 2008 is made with grapes from the Sanchomartín vine plot, a vineyard of less than 2 acres that is situated on a hillside on the right bank of the Duero River and located within the municipality of Pesquera de Duero. The wines produced from this vineyard are tannic with a marked acidity, which make them ideal for aging in wood. This vine plot has excellent conditions for over ripening. It was planted in 1964 by grafting stock, using the American Richter 110 method, taken from the oldest family vineyards, Resalso and Valderramiro. This wine complements the Malleolus range of wines, together with Malleolus and Malleolus de Valderramiro.
About the Winery
At Bodegas Emilio Moro, we are an united team, a family that has shared the same dream for three generations. Work, sacrifice and humility are the basis of the dream that guides the Moro family. Over the years, Emilio has selected those vines that stood out in quality and grafted them in the new vineyards, thus achieving a grape that possessed a superior expression and personality that he wanted to impart to his wines; today, this practic is known as "clonal selection." Our winery is the place where the values of the Moro family take shape, a space where traditional methods and the latest technology go hand in hand to obtain the best possible results.