Legaris Moradillo de Roa

Legaris Moradillo de Roa

D.O. Ribera del Duero
Customer Reviews
Tasting Note
Intense cherry color, very dark, dense.
Appear notes of coconut, licorice, delicious toasted, cocoa, blackberries and ripe black fruit.
The tannin is vivacious, it is an intense and long wine.
Tinto fino
Alcoholic grade 14,80%
Sulfits content Yes
Vineyard and processing
Elaboration (vinification)
The alcoholic fermentation took place in a small open tank in the form of a 2,000 liter capacity wine press. It was developed spontaneously, with autochthonous yeasts, with the sole purpose of preserving the uniqueness of this plot. Our intervention was minimal (except for frequent manual pummeling) and the expression of the grape is maximum. We do not control the fermentation temperature. The aging took place during 20 months in new French barriques of 225 liters. Later the wine remained two months in cubic concrete deposit, where it was finished refining before bottling that was made in September 2017, obtaining 2,200 bottles. This new wine, like the rest of the most innovative range of the winery (Legaris Calmo, Páramos de Legaris [Legaris Moorlands) and Vinos de Pueblo [Village wines]), has a generic back label of 2015 harvest.
Vineyard (viticulture)

This wine has been made exclusively with the Tinto Fino variety. The grapes come from a vineyard of about two hectares with about 20 years old. It is located in Moradillo de Roa, a town belonging to the province of Burgos that is located 973 meters above sea level. The floors are of boulder, which in addition to providing minerality to future wines, facilitate drainage while retaining the diurnal heat to give it to the plants at night.

Characteristics of the vintage

The 2015 vintage was one of the great harvests of the Ribera del Duero. A somewhat warmer and drier autumn than usual in these places gave way to a cold and long winter. Although until March the temperatures were up to 2 °C lower than usual, the minimum values were less extreme than in other years. Those cold preceded a few months with particularly high average temperatures, which accelerated the budding in the vineyard and the cycle of the vine in general. The trend remained on the rise, June was very warm and ended with a heat wave that lasted during the first half of July. The pluviometry was placed at values below the means. Finally, in September and October there was a slight decrease in daytime temperatures (25 °C maximum) and nighttime temperatures (around 7 °C minimum), which lengthened the vine cycle, benefited the ripening process and the grape's acidity. These days of additional maturity allowed us to achieve an optimum phenolic maturity of the grape, which in this vintage presented an impeccable health. The wines have a very high intensity of color, with notes of ripe red fruit sticking out. The palate is broad, with soft tannins and good structure, which presage a good aging potential in barrel.

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