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Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial 1999

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AGEING: 18 months (French oak and American oak). DES. ORIGIN: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. GRAPE VARIETIES: * 75% Tempranillo * 20% Cabernet Sauvignon * 5% Merlot ALCOHOL VOLUME: 14 % SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-17 ºC DESCRIPTION: Very intense colour. Dark black cherry. Complex and attractive nose, fresh, deep red fruit, and a touch of eucalyptus well blended together in the wood, hints of roasted coffee and caramel after a few minutes in the glass. Full and powerful attack. A very soft and gentle entrance that leads to a very expressive and aromatic wine in the mouth. Great balance between alcohol, acidity and structure with very fine and soft quality tannins. A very long wine, very persistent. GASTRONOMY: Goes well with non-oily fish and poultry, red and white meats. WINEMAKING PROCESS: After the analysis of the grapes from our 54 sub-plots, they are fermented separately. The fermentation is adapted to the quality of the grape of each plot. As a general rule, it is pumped over many times during the first moments of the alcoholic fermentation (aqueous stage), then more moderately, determining them by taste. The duration of the maceration is also determined for each plot by taste. After the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, the wines are selected for blending before spending eighteen months in the barrel.

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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 Selección Especial

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/25/2009

This international-style red shows a plush texture, ripe flavors of plum and blackberry and a serious dose of toasty oak. It stays balanced through the vanilla-accented finish. Drink now through 2007. 3,000 cases imported. (TM) Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Ribera Del Duero in Spain. 1999 Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 750ml



AGEING: 18 months (French oak and American oak). DES. ORIGIN: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León. GRAPE VARIETIES: * 75% Tempranillo * 20% Cabernet Sauvignon * 5% Merlot ALCOHOL VOLUME: 14 % SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-17 ºC DESCRIPTION: Very intense colour. Dark black cherry. Complex and attractive nose, fresh, deep red fruit, and a touch of eucalyptus well blended together in the wood, hints of roasted coffee and caramel after a few minutes in the glass. Full and powerful attack. A very soft and gentle entrance that leads to a very expressive and aromatic wine in the mouth. Great balance between alcohol, acidity and structure with very fine and soft quality tannins. A very long wine, very persistent. GASTRONOMY: Goes well with non-oily fish and poultry, red and white meats. WINEMAKING PROCESS: After the analysis of the grapes from our 54 sub-plots, they are fermented separately. The fermentation is adapted to the quality of the grape of each plot. As a general rule, it is pumped over many times during the first moments of the alcoholic fermentation (aqueous stage), then more moderately, determining them by taste. The duration of the maceration is also determined for each plot by taste. After the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, the wines are selected for blending before spending eighteen months in the barrel.

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