Titus Livius is a Spanish red wine of the royal class! But first, this powerful red wine presents a deep and intense red color in the glass. A truly beautiful sight, if someone loves dark and impulsive red wines. Furthermore this wine then develops aromas plums, tobacco, blackberries and other dark fruits in the nose. This is followed by a spicy scent of dark wild berries. Moreover, the use of toasted barrique is here clearly noticeable here. But most importantly, the bouquet also motivates to drink right away.
Definitely, a very special wine from Spain, which outshines numerous top wines around the world. But back to the aromas. This exceptional red wine has a really harmonious taste at the beginning. This is especially evident in the first impression, which is both round and full-bodied as well as delicate and elegant. Thus, the Titus Livius also revels to be versatile and complex. However, just enough in order to be perceived as not too playful. In addition to all of the above, the wine also proves to have the prefect balance. Therefore, also very well integrated.
And last but not least, this Spanish red wine proves to be a friend of good structure and fruits. Consequently this wine develops aromas such as dark berries, cherries and black currants. Though, this wine also demonstrates us a lot os spice such as cocoa and toffee. And finally, the gentle hint of vanilla successfully rounds off the experience. An ideal food companion to red meat and other rather heavy dishes.
About the cultivation of the grapes from Bodega Alvia
First of all, this wine is made from the Tempranillo grape. However, this grape was also used before the spread of the first grape varieties and is also one of the native grape varieties of Spain. Yet, these vines were planted in 1945 and are located 620 meters above sea level.
About the maturation of Titus Livius
Initially, it is the aging, which also provides the balance and integration on the palate. And like many other wines from Rioja, this wine matures for 24 months in French oak barrels.