DOP Abadía Retuerta (Castilla y León)
Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial is a red wine produced in the designation DOP Abadía Retuerta by the winery, Abadía Retuerta. Produced from the varieties: Tempranillo (75%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Syrah (10%); planted at an altitude of 850m above sea level.
The grapes are that produce Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial originate from vineyards located in the town of Sardón de Duero, in Valladolid.
The estate, property of the winery, carries the same name: Abadía Retuerta. The vines grow at an altitude of 850m, with an average age of 20 years of age.
The climate is mostly continental, winters are usually cold and the summers are hot. The harvest is completed choosing only the highest quality grapes.
After the grapes are transported to the winery, they undergo their first process of fermentation in small stainless steel vats. A subsequent malolactic fermentation for the must of Abadía Reteuerta Selección Especial which is also performed in stainless steel vats.
The last stage before being bottled, Abadía Reteuerta Selección Especial is aged for 13 months in French and American oak barrels.
Bright and intense red in colour, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2018 is a young, fresh, smooth and well-balanced red wine. The nose is clean and intense, with complex aromas of blackberry, red plum, figs, flowers and spices. The palate is full, vibrant, fresh and very smooth. Fine tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Fresh and flavoursome. Balanced showing noble and well-defined tannins. Great character, long and perseverant.
Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2007 has a greedy and powerful attack. Soft, fleshy and nice mid palate, with a great presence of fruits along with creamy notes. Fine tannins. Concentrated and well balanced wine with a long and intense persistence.
2014 Top 100 Wine Spectator
IWC 2013, Bronze Medal
Decanter WWA 2013, Bronze Medal
2010 London International Wine Fair-3 Medallas de Plata