EMILIO MORO Winery was established in 1891 in Northwest Spain. Now run by the 3rd generation of Moros, José & Javier, they produce one of the best Tempranillo (Spanish grape variety) Wines in the world.
José Moro was in Manila for a visit and created a beautiful 4-course Spanish meal with wine pairing at RAMBLA.
I’ve started to appreciate wine because it adds a different dimension to my meal experience. I also love hearing the story behind the wine because I get to know more about the passion and culture of the family who created it.
Here’s a photo essay of our Rambla x Emilio Moro dining experience…
RAMBLA is one of my favorite hip Spanish Restaurants in Manila. (RAMBLA Rockwell: Spanish Mediterranean Cuisine by Chef Pepe Lopez)
This is one of my favorite appetizers in Rambla. I’m always intrigued by how the olive is formed and the way it pops in your mouth when you eat it.
A highly recommended flavor combination of foie gras, apple, grape, and coffee-Baileys. I love the presentation. It’s like eating a colorful and playful mini garden of varying heights and textures.
Here’s an introduction of the wine, courtesy of the Emilio Moro owner himself — José Moro.
It’s a real treat listening to José Moro explain terroir, minerality, and respecting the wine. A must watch! 🙂
So delicately yummy! Very soft and tasty, as long as you don’t think about where it comes from — baby cow’s cheeks. Perfect with the bone marrow creamy risotto. 🙂
José Moro explains why this is the most sensational wine produced from the 90-year old pure terroir.
This was good but the lechon piece was a bit overcooked.
ABOUT EMILIO MORO
The origin of the winery dates back to 1891, the year its founder, Emilio Moro, was born in Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid), a privileged enclave in the Ribera de Duero surrounded by vineyards. Emilio Moro, grandfather of the current owners, imparted to his son the love of winemaking, and he in turn passed it on to his children. Three generations later, José & Javier Moro take care of the winery that currently owns 200 hectares of its own vineyards, planted and grafted with an excellent tempranillo clone recovered from their oldest vines. Some of their best-known vineyards are:
- Resalso, planted the year Emilio Moro was born (1932), with deep, cool soil;
- Valderramiro, with the winery’s oldest bush vines and birthplace of their great single-estate wine Malleolus de Valderramiro;
- Sancho Martin, with excellent ripening conditions, providing tannic wines with a marked acidity, ideal for ageing; and
- Camino Viejo, where Malleolus was born.
The Moro family also owns the Cepa21 winery (also in the Ribera del Duero) and D & D in the Douro region (Portugal).
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Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of Uri of Rambla. 🙂 Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.
P.S. Special thanks to Cheryl Tiu for inviting me to this memorable dinner event! 🙂