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Julia Casado Ninja de Las Uvas Blanco

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Vintage: 2020
Region: Murcia, Spain
Viticulture: Organic
Grape Variety: 100% Macabeo

Julia Casado Ninja de Las Uvas Blanco is a bolder style of orange wine from Murcia, Spain. Lush tangerine, dried orchard fruit, baking spice, and substantial tannins with zesty acidity. 100% Macabeo, organically grown over gravelly, calcareous red-clay soils. Vines are over 20 years old and come from the “Sierra de Lavia” and” Burete” within the DO Bullas, on a 3-hectare plot located at 750 meters above sea level. Hand-harvested, all destemmed, macerated for 10 days with the skins followed by alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in an open stainless steel tank. Wine continues to age for 9 months with its lees in 500L used barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and zero S02. Around 3,000 bottles were produced.

Song: Hey Baby by The Cactus Blossoms

Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Dried Fruit, Orchard Fruit, Tangerine

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

13-14%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Selections de la Viña

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Julia Casado Ninja de Las Uvas Blanco

Julia Casado Ninja de Las Uvas Blanco is a bolder style of orange wine from Murcia, Spain. Lush tangerine, dried orchard fruit, baking spice, and substantial tannins with zesty acidity. 100% Macabeo, organically grown over gravelly, calcareous red-clay soils. Vines are over 20 years old and come from the “Sierra de Lavia” and” Burete” within the DO Bullas, on a 3-hectare plot located at 750 meters above sea level. Hand-harvested, all destemmed, macerated for 10 days with the skins followed by alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts in an open stainless steel tank. Wine continues to age for 9 months with its lees in 500L used barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and zero S02. Around 3,000 bottles were produced.

About Julia Casado

Coming from a background in music, Julia Casado’s first encounter with winemaking came in the Pfalz region of Germany where she combined her musical studies playing the cello on a stage at a local winery. Absorbed by the wonders of winemaking, she moved back to her native Murcia in 2010 rapidly becoming a reference not only in the region but Spain in general for that matter. Initially, she worked exclusively with Monastrell, known locally as “la del terreno,” and she decided to make her own wine there in 2015. Given she is also “from the region,” La del Terreno seemed like an appropriate name.

She rented a vineyard spread across 3.5h in Jumilla. Fifty-year-old goblet-trained vines were planted on sandy loam soils at about 500m of altitude. The rich limestone component in the soil plays an important role in retaining moisture throughout the long, hot, and dry summer months while her organic and respectful practice is heavily reflected throughout her farming and winemaking. For the 2016 vintage, she brought her project to Bullas where she is building her own sustainable mobile winery out of modular shipping containers.

Julia’s musical sensibility shows in her wine. Monastrell can be a tough grape, especially from this hot Mediterranean climate, but somehow she’s managed to make it sing in harmony with some of the region’s best. For this first vintage, grapes were foot trodden and whole clusters were fermented in cement undergoing a short maceration. Then the wine was transferred to old 500L foudres for malolactic fermentation where it remained for about 8 months of aging before bottling unfined and unfiltered.