Region: Murcia, Bulla
Grape Variety: 100% Garnacha
Alcohol Percentage: 14.3%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Certified Organic | Vegan Friendly
Climate: Mediterranean climate marginalised by hot, dry conditions
Terroir: Grapes from 20-year-old strains planted in clay and calcareous gravel soil at 750 metres above sea level
Ageing: Grapes are 90% destemmed. After a gentle pressing, they macerate for 15 days and ferment spontaneously with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks with 2 or 3 pump overs. It then undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation in used 500-litre barrels and is allowed to age for 12 months. It is finally bottled without being filtered, clarified or adding sulphur
Color: Medium ruby red
Nose: Aromas of fresh red fruit accompanied by notes of Mediterranean herbs like rosemary and thyme
Palate: Juicy red wine that is elegant, complex and balanced. It has rounded tannins and a long aftertaste with spicy notes of vanilla and coffee
La Del Terreno Ninja de las Uvas Tinto 2020
La Del Terreno was created by young and pioneering winemaker Julia Casado, who dedicates all her time to the traditional viticulture of the Monastrell grape. The name La Del Terreno roughly translates to “the local one”, and is what locals call the Monastrell. The name was chosen for its significance and as a nod to her roots in the region.
Her story began during an internship at a winery in Pfalz (Germany), Julia Casado fell in love with winemaking. She decided to abandon her music studies in Germany and move back to Spain to study Oenology. Since then, she worked with a number of local wineries, including the famed Casa Castillo.
In 2016, ventured out on her and built her own winery from modular units and railway sleepers in the small appellation of Bullas. She has produced her wine there since.
Julia tends to 50-year-old bush vines, situated on sandy loam soil in three different villages in the north-west region of Murcia: Moratalla, Cehegín and Bullas. Covering a total of 4.5 hectares – all of them are from 800 – 1,200 meters above sea level. She is an independent, strong, and courageous producer who started this project on her own, with minimal intervention and no agrochemicals. This work results in incredibly expressive natural, modern wines.