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Abadia Retuerta Tempranillo Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The Abadia winery is located in the heart of the Golden Mile of Spanish winemaking between Tudela de Duero and Penafiel. The Golden Mile has special climatic conditions and an age-old winemaking tradition. First planted in 1991, primarily on the northern, stonier and less fertile side of the Duero valley, the estate of Santa Maria de Retuerta covers 700 hectares, of which 204 are planted to vine. The Selección Especial 2007 is very concentrated in colour, with an attractive, complex nose of ripe red fruits, a touch of eucalyptus, and hints of roasted coffee and caramel as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate the wine is concentrated and powerful, with the vanilla spice from the new oak well-integrated with the ripe, expressive fruit, and is very persistent on the finish. The tannins are fine and supple, softened by the addition of the small percentage of Merlot and given elegance by the Cabernet, both supporting the delicate and aromatic Tempranillo character.

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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

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Snooth User: Jerry001
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08/10/2011

Four and a half glasses


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

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
10/19/2010

Konzentration und Dichte prägen diesen Wein vom Anfang bis ins lange anhaltende Finale. In der Nase offenbaren sich vielfältige Fruchtaromen (Kirschen, Beeren), die, zusammen mit einer bedeutenden Ausbauaromatik, ein grosses Genusserlebnis ankündigen. Harmonie herrscht im Gaumen. Schliff, feine Textur und eine tiefe Struktur vereinigen sich zu einem hervorragenden Gesamterlebnis. In seiner gehaltvollen Art überzeugt dieser ausdrucksstarke Wein.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/09/2010

Farbe: dunkles Rubinrot. Konzentration und Dichte prägen diesen Wein vom Anfang bis ins lang anhaltende Finale. In der Nase vielfältige Fruchtaromen (Kirschen, Beeren), die ein grosses Genusserlebnis ankündigen. Harmonie herrscht im Gaumen. Schliff, feine Textur und eine tiefe Struktur vereinigen sich zu einem hervorragenden Gesamterlebnis. 14% Vol.



The Abadia winery is located in the heart of the Golden Mile of Spanish winemaking between Tudela de Duero and Penafiel. The Golden Mile has special climatic conditions and an age-old winemaking tradition. First planted in 1991, primarily on the northern, stonier and less fertile side of the Duero valley, the estate of Santa Maria de Retuerta covers 700 hectares, of which 204 are planted to vine. The Selección Especial 2007 is very concentrated in colour, with an attractive, complex nose of ripe red fruits, a touch of eucalyptus, and hints of roasted coffee and caramel as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate the wine is concentrated and powerful, with the vanilla spice from the new oak well-integrated with the ripe, expressive fruit, and is very persistent on the finish. The tannins are fine and supple, softened by the addition of the small percentage of Merlot and given elegance by the Cabernet, both supporting the delicate and aromatic Tempranillo character.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.00%

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