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Characteristics of Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial
Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial is a red wine produced in the designation VT Castilla-León 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 16 months in French and American oak barrels.
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Roasted lamb, Risottos, Game stew, Blue fish, Mature cheese, Mushrooms, Iberian ham, Grilled red meats, Game birds, White meat with sauce
SightAn attractive cherry red. Intense, clean and bright with a fine tear.NosePresence of black and red fruit compote. Mineral and balsamic undertones, with floral touches.Taste
Fresh and flavoursome. Balanced showing noble and well-defined tannins. Great character, long and perseverant.
SightPiccota cherry colour, with high intensity. Clean and bright, showing fine tears on the glass.NoseAn intense and very pleasant nose. This red wine is fragrant, fine and frank. Black and red fruit jam with mineral and balsamic notes. This is a red wine very representative of the terroir of Ribera del Duero, with floral and spicy touches.TasteSound on the palate, this wine is fresh, tasty and balanced. Good acidity. Some fine, direct and well defined tannins. Very long and persistant finish. A wine with strong character, harmonious.
SightThe tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.NoseThis red wine is fragrant, fine and frank. Black and red fruit jam (blackberries, plums and cherries, strawberries, raspberries). Very mineral and balsamic, representative of the terroir of Ribera del Duero, with floral touches (violets, lilies). Very spicy. An intense and very pleasant nose.TasteSound on the palate, this wine is fresh, tasty and balanced. Some fine, direct and well defined tannins. Very long and persistant finish. A wine with strong character, harmonious.
SightDark red with maroon trims. Very intense and bright. Dense tears.NoseAttractive and highly complex. It shows a permanent background of fruit, especially red, which is noticed along with some delicate notes of wood that provide it with smothness, notes provided by the oak (leather, roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee,...). Subtle balsamic touches that provide it with a touch of freshness.TasteFriendly, expressive and powerful attack with a pleasant, silky and tasty mid palate. Good load of fruit with well integrated notes of wood which deliver nice creamy notes. Nice and ripe tannins. Very expressive, with a soft acidity. Very good trajectory in the mouth. Long, lingering and pleasant finish with a spicy aftertaste.
Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2008 is a wine of great elegance.
SightDark cherry colour trimmed with purple tones. Brilliant. Dense and quite slow legs. NoseThis wine from Ribera del Duero has an intense and complex nose with a wide range of fruit aromas among which the notes of forest fruit and fine spices stand out. In the background, very elegant notes of vanilla, toffee, dairy products, chocolate and toasted are noticed. Some touches of balsamic and red peppers.Taste
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.
SightDark cherry color.NoseWe found aromas of chocolate, mineral notes and candied fruit.TasteFleshy mouth, round, structured, tannic power. Long and creamy finish.