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Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Rívola 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

AGEING: 12 months in mixed casks of French and American oak. DES. ORIGIN: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. GRAPE VARIETIES: * 60% Tempranillo * 40% Cabernet Sauvignon ALCOHOL VOLUME: 13 % SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16 ºC DESCRIPTION: Intense black cherry red. Very intense nose, roast aroma with hints of clove, liquorice and coffee. Slight vanilla taste. A smooth attack, with structure and blended tannins. Incredibly aromatic on the palate, expressive and fresh. In the mouth it offers three times the intensity than it does in the nose. Easy and nice finish. A very delicate and pleasant wine. GASTRONOMY: Ideal with Iberian cold meats and loin carpaccio with non-oily fish and free-range poultry… WINEMAKING PROCESS: The grapes come from soils that are predominantly calcareous, with parts that are sandy with pebbles. This wine combines musts from various types of quite prolonged maceration, and also from cold pre-fermentation macerations. The wine has spent twelve months in new oak barrels to bring out the tannins and emphasise its light touches of vanilla.

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Abadía Retuerta:
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, wi... Read more
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, with representations of most of the world’s best varieties, and state-of-the-art technology (meteorological stations, anti-frost towers, etc.) The rest of the estate is comprised of the winery, 12th century abbey, a farm, forest and bush. Read less

External Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Rívola

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Tight licorice and smoke wrap around a mineral backbone in this affordable Spanish red. Great structure and big black berry and black cherry fruits balance all the vivacious spice and smoldering flavors. This is not your average under $15 wallflower!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A cheerful, friendly Rivola, chock full of ripe red cherry aromas and flavors. The clean acidity keeps all that ripeness from getting blocky and cloying, instead leaving it velvety and lush. A great cool-weather quaffer.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

This plush red masks muscular tannins under thick layers of plum and boysenberry fruit. Itrsquo;s smooth and harmonious. Best from 2005 through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Bright red-ruby color. Aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, mint and baking spices. Supple and smooth but bright, with dark berry flavors complemented by a hint of dark chocolate. Softer and more fruit-driven than the comparatively backward 2001. Perked up by well-integrated acids and the winersquo;s typical minty component.



AGEING: 12 months in mixed casks of French and American oak. DES. ORIGIN: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. GRAPE VARIETIES: * 60% Tempranillo * 40% Cabernet Sauvignon ALCOHOL VOLUME: 13 % SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16 ºC DESCRIPTION: Intense black cherry red. Very intense nose, roast aroma with hints of clove, liquorice and coffee. Slight vanilla taste. A smooth attack, with structure and blended tannins. Incredibly aromatic on the palate, expressive and fresh. In the mouth it offers three times the intensity than it does in the nose. Easy and nice finish. A very delicate and pleasant wine. GASTRONOMY: Ideal with Iberian cold meats and loin carpaccio with non-oily fish and free-range poultry… WINEMAKING PROCESS: The grapes come from soils that are predominantly calcareous, with parts that are sandy with pebbles. This wine combines musts from various types of quite prolonged maceration, and also from cold pre-fermentation macerations. The wine has spent twelve months in new oak barrels to bring out the tannins and emphasise its light touches of vanilla.

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