James Suckling
Ole Imports, 2013 Ludovicus Tinto

92
"Attractive aromas of strawberry sorbet with floral undertones. Light spices, too. Medium body and a rich and ripe red-fruit character on the palate. Ripe, juicy and medium tannins and a long, slightly citrusy finish. From 100% garnacha. Drink now."
–Dec-16

Ole Imports, 2013 Ludovicus Tinto


Ole Imports, 2013 Ludovicus Tinto

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WINE
2013 Ludovicus Tinto
Compañía de Vinos del Atlántico (CVA)

100% Garnacha

The vineyards are located a few miles south and west of Priorat, within the Terra Alta DO (Zone 5) in Catalunya's Tarragona province in northeastern Spain. In this remote region, the winemaking tradition dates back to the Romans, around the 2nd or 3rd Century. The vineyards are located near the town of Batea, situated at 356 m (1427 ft) elevation. The soils are composed of 95% limestone and 5% clay. The hot day and warm-to-moderate night temperatures make Terra Alta a drier, warmer region than Montsant or Priorat.

The grapes are picked and brought to the winery in the early morning hours, and bunches are de-stemmed and crushed. Prior to fermentation, the must undergoes maceration for 4 days in 10,000 L tanks at a cool temperature. Once fermentation begins, maceration on the skins takes 25 days. Afterwards, malolactic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged for 4 months in 300 L French and American oak barrels. (9000 cs)

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