Abadia Retuerta, Selección Especial, Sardon de Duero, Spain, 2010 through Merchant of Wine.

Abadia Retuerta, Selección Especial, Sardon de Duero, Spain, 2010

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Overview of the Wine
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. Most of the world's best varieties of soil are represented.

Designed by famous French enologist, Pascal Delbeck, in 1996, Abadía Retuerta winery is a surprising combination of tradition and modernity, recognized as one of the most advanced wineries in Europe. Currently, Angel Anocíbar Beloqui (PhD in Enology and Ampelography from the University of Bordeaux and International Wine Challenge 2005 Winemaker of the Year) coordinates the entire process, from the vine to the bottle.

Abadía Retuerta estate wines offer some very unique characteristics. They are full-colored wines, intense and aromatically clean, clearly structured, smooth to the palate and delicate in the development of their strength.

Grape / Blend
Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah

Origin
Rioja, Spain

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
In appearance, it shows off a lovely bigarreau cherry red robe with deep ruby hues. Very clean, direct and expressive in the nose, where fruit notes dominate the wood. Fragrances of blackberry, plum, wild strawberry and raspberry mingle with creamy lactic notes over a background of fine, exotic wood (sandalwood). On the palate it is soft, blossoming into an agreeable smoothness, generous in aroma, which makes it even more luscious and flavourful. In body, it displays the noticeably mature tannins along with the perfect touch of acidity that makes its finish bold and long-lasting. With its great personality, this 2010 is yet another example of consistency and maturity in a wine that never disappoints.

Wine Spectator TOP 100 of 2014 - Rank 50

92 Points - Wine Spectator 
This red shows a smooth texture that masks the firm structure, with well-integrated tannins and bright acidity supporting focused flavors of cherry, berry, mineral and loam. Balanced, graceful and deep. Tempranillo, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025.


Product size: 750ml

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