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UVA0614RW
Uva de Vida
Latitud 40 Roble
2014
Castilla–La Mancha
Certified Organic
Certified Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

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Castilla La Mancha , to the South West of Madrid in the very heart of Spain, has traditionally been known for producing vast quantities of table wine about half of all Spanish grapes are grown here. Whilst most vineyards lie at 500 700 m on sandy, calcareous and clayey soils , only grape that can withstand the extreme temperature (40ºC to 12ºC) and dry conditions thrive here; for whites this is principally Airen and for reds many of the usual dark skinned varietals. The region itself has 9 DO’s which, since the 80’s, have really taken advantage of new technology to greatly improve the quality and freshness of the wines.

Uva de Vida (“The Grape of Life”), est. 2012 , is the vision of wife and husband team Carmen Lopez Delgado and Luiz Ruiz Martin. Based in Santa Olalla, 50km west of Toledo, Carmen makes half a dozen wines from their 9hct property centered on Graciano, an uncommon variety in the region. Following strict natural and biodynamic processes, both in the vines and the winery, Carmen doesn’t filter, clarify or add sulfites at any point saying they “they are toxic and, for wine, they are an atomic bomb”. Through invigorating the life of the soil, the use of sonar energy and no intervention in the wine they are creating structured, elegant, fresh nd pure wines. The winery is a member of the tiny prestigious biodynamic association “La Renaissance des Appellations”, chaired by Nicolas Joly.

Tasting note: Deep; intense; cooked red fruit nose. Mineral and rustry with sour cherries; and cooked raspberries. The palate is ripe and powerful but silky and developed. Full of cooked; juicy dark red fruits; but dry and savoury with notes of leather; cured meat and some aniseed. Vanilla and dried red fruits come through on beautifully powdery tannins.
Winemaking Detail: Certified organic and biodynamic farming. Total absence of copper and sulphur in the vineyard. 3 to 4 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentation on wild yeasts not higher than 22 degrees. Once malolactic fermentation finishes; they are racked once. Aged in topped up old French oak barrel for 12 months; then 12 months not topped up. Unfiltered and unclarified.
Features Raspberry Cherry Bacon Good Tannins Good Tannins

Features Bacon, Cherry, Good Tannins, Juicy, Raspberry,
Tasting note Deep, intense, cooked red fruit nose. Mineral and rustry with sour cherries, and cooked raspberries. The palate is ripe and powerful but silky and developed. Full of cooked, juicy dark red fruits, but dry and savoury with notes of leather, cured meat and some aniseed. Vanilla and dried red fruits come through on beautifully powdery tannins.
Drink with
Game, Mushrooms, Roast lamb,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Castilla–La Mancha
Producer Uva de Vida
Wine Name Latitud 40 Roble
Colour Red
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2014
Main Grape Graciano
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 15%
Production 5600
Aging 12 months used French oak (reductive); 12 months used French oak (oxidative)
Soil Clay; limestone
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Certified organic and biodynamic farming. Total absence of copper and sulphur in the vineyard. 3 to 4 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentation on wild yeasts not higher than 22 degrees. Once malolactic fermentation finishes, they are racked once. Aged in topped up old French oak barrel for 12 months, then 12 months not topped up. Unfiltered and unclarified.

UVA0614RW
Uva de Vida
Latitud 40 Roble
2014
Castilla–La Mancha
Certified Organic
Certified Biodynamic
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

Castilla La Mancha , to the South West of Madrid in the very heart of Spain, has traditionally been known for producing vast quantities of table wine about half of all Spanish grapes are grown here. Whilst most vineyards lie at 500 700 m on sandy, calcareous and clayey soils , only grape that can withstand the extreme temperature (40ºC to 12ºC) and dry conditions thrive here; for whites this is principally Airen and for reds many of the usual dark skinned varietals. The region itself has 9 DO’s which, since the 80’s, have really taken advantage of new technology to greatly improve the quality and freshness of the wines.

Uva de Vida (“The Grape of Life”), est. 2012 , is the vision of wife and husband team Carmen Lopez Delgado and Luiz Ruiz Martin. Based in Santa Olalla, 50km west of Toledo, Carmen makes half a dozen wines from their 9hct property centered on Graciano, an uncommon variety in the region. Following strict natural and biodynamic processes, both in the vines and the winery, Carmen doesn’t filter, clarify or add sulfites at any point saying they “they are toxic and, for wine, they are an atomic bomb”. Through invigorating the life of the soil, the use of sonar energy and no intervention in the wine they are creating structured, elegant, fresh nd pure wines. The winery is a member of the tiny prestigious biodynamic association “La Renaissance des Appellations”, chaired by Nicolas Joly.

Tasting note: Deep; intense; cooked red fruit nose. Mineral and rustry with sour cherries; and cooked raspberries. The palate is ripe and powerful but silky and developed. Full of cooked; juicy dark red fruits; but dry and savoury with notes of leather; cured meat and some aniseed. Vanilla and dried red fruits come through on beautifully powdery tannins.
Winemaking Detail: Certified organic and biodynamic farming. Total absence of copper and sulphur in the vineyard. 3 to 4 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentation on wild yeasts not higher than 22 degrees. Once malolactic fermentation finishes; they are racked once. Aged in topped up old French oak barrel for 12 months; then 12 months not topped up. Unfiltered and unclarified.
Features Raspberry Cherry Bacon Good Tannins Good Tannins

Features Bacon, Cherry, Good Tannins, Juicy, Raspberry,
Tasting note Deep, intense, cooked red fruit nose. Mineral and rustry with sour cherries, and cooked raspberries. The palate is ripe and powerful but silky and developed. Full of cooked, juicy dark red fruits, but dry and savoury with notes of leather, cured meat and some aniseed. Vanilla and dried red fruits come through on beautifully powdery tannins.
Drink with
Game, Mushrooms, Roast lamb,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Castilla–La Mancha
Producer Uva de Vida
Wine Name Latitud 40 Roble
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2014
Main Grape Graciano
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 15%
Production 5600
Aging 12 months used French oak (reductive); 12 months used French oak (oxidative)
Soil Clay; limestone
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Certified organic and biodynamic farming. Total absence of copper and sulphur in the vineyard. 3 to 4 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentation on wild yeasts not higher than 22 degrees. Once malolactic fermentation finishes, they are racked once. Aged in topped up old French oak barrel for 12 months, then 12 months not topped up. Unfiltered and unclarified.