Uva de Vida Biografico Tinto
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Region: Castilla, Spain
Grape varieties: 50% Graciano and 50% Tempranillo
Uva de Vida Biografico Tinto is made with biodynamically farmed Graciano and Tempranillo. Earthy fruit and a umami bomb.
Song: Colour My World by Chicago
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Uva de Vida Biografico Tinto
Uva de Vida Biografico Tinto is made with biodynamically farmed grapes from the estate’s northeast and southeast-facing slopes. A 50/50 blend of Graciano and Tempranillo, the grapes are fermented with only ambient yeasts in stainless steel tanks before resting for about six months in the same vessels. The wine naturally clarifies and is not filtered nor sees any sulfur additions before bottling and is then released as a fresh expression of this blend. Dark in color yet light in character, the aromas mix spicy fruit, fresh earth, and hints of purple flowers. The palate is dynamic and bright, balancing Graciano’s spicy tannin and Tempranillo’s earthy fruit, offering bright red cherries, a bit of lilac, and a slight earthy umami quality.
About Uva de Vida
Uva de Vida is a small, biodynamic farm in the Santa Olalla area of Toledo. Maria Carmen López Delgado started her project in 2005 after she found herself beating a severe illness by realizing that intimate work with the earth and all of its energy could rejuvenate her ailments. “If we take care of the earth, we take care of ourselves. Life has given me a new opportunity.” Together with her husband Luis Ruiz, they work in Castilla’s dry and extreme continental climate with 9.5 hectares of Graciano (a relatively rare red grape in Spain, let alone Castilla) and 3 hectares of Tempranillo. Without even the use of copper or sulfur in the vineyard, they have a sincere passion and dedication to keeping their land perfect for producing incredible grapes situated between cereal fields and Cornicabra Olive groves. Music accompanies the vines and the cellar to move subtle energy around using the gentle vibrations of sound waves. The Mandala image on the label of each bottle is the complex geometric diagram of their vineyard (at 40˚ latitude), which outlines these energetic vibrations crucial to their biodynamic farming practices.
Further Label Information: The 8-pointed star references Toledo’s Arabic & Jewish past, which represents the connection between heaven & earth, and the stable balance between spirit (cosmic) and matter (telluric). Also, it pays homage to the ancient Mediterranean civilizations that worshiped the sun, which they represented with eight rays as a hallmark of spiritual realizations, representing the sum of all aspirations, a symbol of life that inspires us.