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Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial 2002

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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

Member Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
3.00 5
08/15/2007

Deep inky purple in color. The nose shows anise, minty chocolate, and a rich deep raspberry character. Light funky earth and pencil lead round out this wine. Rich in the mouth with high acidity and firm fine tannins. The palate is expansive and interesting, showing raspberry, black raspberry, anise, some toasted oak, and blueberries. Alcohol is noticeable and a bit strong, but not distracting. 3.5/5 [NR]


Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
08/08/2007

Deep maroonish red with aromas of black cherry, vanilla, chocolate and dark ripe fruit. Big tannins that feel fine on the tongue with a medium acidity. Soft and elegant overall with flavors of cherry, anise and minerals. 3.5/5 [NR]



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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