Ludovicus 2020 Garnacha, Terra Alta DO (VR)
Item Number: 19137
Sub Region: Terra Alta
Appellation/AVA: Terra Alta DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Carbon Neutral
Soil Type: 95% limestone and 5% clay
Elevation: 1,427 feet
Terroir Notes: It is produced from dry farmed grapes grown in the high elevation Terra Alta region. These high lands are located just 45 minutes south of Barcelona in the mountains of Tarragona overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Ludovicus pays tribute to the Roman heritage of this region. The Romans planted vineyards in this area during the 3rd century. Terra Alta neighbors the acclaimed Priorat region. Just like in Priorat, Garnacha is the most commonly planted grape. The hot day and warm-to-moderate night temperatures make Terra Alta a drier and warmer region than Priorat. Garnacha grapes grown in Terra Alta are among the finest in Spain due to high elevation plantings in limestone soil.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are picked and brought to the winery in the early morning hours. Bunches are destemmed and crushed. Prior to fermentation, the must undergoes maceration for 4 days in 10,000-liter tanks at a cool temperature of 43F. Once fermentation begins, maceration on the skins takes 25 days. Afterwards, malolactic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages for 4 months in 300-liter French and American oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: This ripe, juicy, vibrantly big-fruited red wine is a crowd pleaser! Ludovicus's easy drinking nature makes it a versatile wine, either with meat and pork main courses or with more casual tapas or small plates. This wine is also a great sipper on its own. Wine drinkers who enjoy Cabernet, Syrah, Malbec and Zinfandel wines will love Ludovicus.
Carbon Neutral Certified Vine to Glass