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UVA0419RW12
Uva de Vida
Sol del 19
2019
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. After a grave illness years back to her, “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 and pure wines. The winery is a member of the tiny prestigious biodynamic association “La Renaissance des Appellations”, chaired by Nicolas Joly.

Tasting note: Strong; very dark and pronounced nose of bitter chcolate; kirsch cherry; smoke and tinder with some delicate floral notes coming through. On the palate there is immediate fresh blueberry; blckcurrant cordial; victoria plum; violets and a smoky spice and fresh tannins. Floral; black fruit notes persist to a lifted and bright finish with dusty tannins.
Winemaking Detail: Hand harvested at the end of August. Fermentation on wild yeasts. 28 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentastion at low temperatures to start gradually increasing to 23C to best extract flavours and age well. Once malolactic fermentation finishes follows a short aging in SST; before being racked once; unfiltered and unclarified.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note Strong, very dark and pronounced nose of bitter chcolate, kirsch cherry, smoke and tinder with some delicate floral notes coming through. On the palate there is immediate fresh blueberry, blckcurrant cordial, victoria plum, violets and a smoky spice and fresh tannins. Floral, black fruit notes persist to a lifted and bright finish with dusty tannins.
Drink with
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Wine details

Country Spain
Region Castilla–La Mancha
Producer Uva de Vida
Wine Name Sol del 19
Colour Red
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Graciano
Other Grapes 20% Tempranillo
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 20000
Aging 36 months in Stainless steel
Soil Clay; limestone
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Hand harvested at the end of August. Fermentation on wild yeasts. 28 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentastion at low temperatures to start gradually increasing to 23C to best extract flavours and age well. Once malolactic fermentation finishes follows a short aging in SST, before being racked once, unfiltered and unclarified.

UVA0419RW12
Uva de Vida
Sol del 19
2019
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. After a grave illness years back to her, “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 and pure wines. The winery is a member of the tiny prestigious biodynamic association “La Renaissance des Appellations”, chaired by Nicolas Joly.

Tasting note: Strong; very dark and pronounced nose of bitter chcolate; kirsch cherry; smoke and tinder with some delicate floral notes coming through. On the palate there is immediate fresh blueberry; blckcurrant cordial; victoria plum; violets and a smoky spice and fresh tannins. Floral; black fruit notes persist to a lifted and bright finish with dusty tannins.
Winemaking Detail: Hand harvested at the end of August. Fermentation on wild yeasts. 28 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentastion at low temperatures to start gradually increasing to 23C to best extract flavours and age well. Once malolactic fermentation finishes follows a short aging in SST; before being racked once; unfiltered and unclarified.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note Strong, very dark and pronounced nose of bitter chcolate, kirsch cherry, smoke and tinder with some delicate floral notes coming through. On the palate there is immediate fresh blueberry, blckcurrant cordial, victoria plum, violets and a smoky spice and fresh tannins. Floral, black fruit notes persist to a lifted and bright finish with dusty tannins.
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Castilla–La Mancha
Producer Uva de Vida
Wine Name Sol del 19
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Graciano
Other Grapes 20% Tempranillo
Size 12 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 14.5%
Production 20000
Aging 36 months in Stainless steel
Soil Clay; limestone
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Hand harvested at the end of August. Fermentation on wild yeasts. 28 days maceration on the skins with daily pigeage. Fermentastion at low temperatures to start gradually increasing to 23C to best extract flavours and age well. Once malolactic fermentation finishes follows a short aging in SST, before being racked once, unfiltered and unclarified.