Spain, Sardon Del Duero
The accidental discovery of some white grape vines gave rise to more than 20 years of research. Thanks to these efforts, their first white wine was born. A terroir wine made for ageing. A marvel in its purest form!
It is largely obtained from Sauvignon Blanc, to which they add a touch of Verdejo and a little alchemy with other white grape varieties, depending on the characteristics of the vintage.
Despite the altitude and the fact that they are located in a traditional area of red grape varieties, these white grape varieties have adapted beautifully to their climate. They naturally give low yields, with small clusters that benefit from the sun of Pago la Raya and the refraction of its soil made of sand, rocks and pebbles. They guarantee almost perfect ripening at each harvest, which allows them to obtain well-structured, balanced and long-lasting wines.
The vinification method is the one that has given them the best results over many years of observation, with a slow fermentation that ends in barrels, a stirring of the lees that brings richness and complexity, and a final rest of five to seven months. in new barrels and those used for previous vintages.
The result is a surprising, original, intense wine with character, full-bodied and unctuous, with a long and fresh finish. Designed to improve over time, it is a true reflection of the personality of their terroir.
Opening a bottle of this wine is setting off on an extraordinary gustatory and emotional journey...
Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo
6 months in French oak barrels
Granny Smith apple, grapefruit, fennel, acacia, orange blossom, star anise, white fruits,
Savory biscuits, Pata Negra, grilled chicken with pine nuts, fish, shellfish, cheese
10 to 12°C
Abadía Retuerta is a Spanish winery founded in 1996. The estate is located just outside the boundary of the Ribera del Duero region, in the province of Castilla y León, in north central Spain, near the village of Sardon del Duero. Located 32km east of the city of Valladolid, it sits in wine estates that stretch from Tudela de Duero to Peñafiel, known as the "golden mile". In particular, it is only a few kilometers from the famous producer Vega Sicilia.
The Abadía Retuerta estate extends over 710 ha, of which 210 ha are planted with vines. The altitude is 640 m near the Duero River and rises to about 780 m. The composition of the soil is heterogeneous, with sand, clay and some gravel near the river and limestone interspersed with aggregate boulders and stones on the top of the hill. The climate is extremely continental and semi-desert, with hot summers, cold winters and average annual rainfall of 300 mm to 450 mm. Being outside the DO Ribera del Duero allows them to use drip irrigation when they need it. The 54 plots extend over 206 hectares (HA) of which 146 are planted with Tempranillo, 40 with Cabernet Sauvignon, 16 with Merlot, 2 with Syrah and 2 with Petit Verdot.
The winemaking facilities were designed by consultant oenologist Pascal Delbeck, owner of Château Ausone, who still works with the estate and Angel Anocíbar. The winery is designed around a gravity flow system and has a laboratory and a 5,000 barrel capacity aging cellar carved into the side of the adjacent mountain. Wines can be aged in the 80 stainless steel vats, or in any combination of the 3,700 225-litre Bordeaux-style barrels, made from 80% French oak and 20% American oak. Some French oak comes from Limousin forests, others from Allier trees. Humidity and temperature are maintained at optimum levels for wine development.
(may contain sulphites, eggs, milk, fish)
Red and white wine usually contain sulphites, but there are sulphur-free wines available. Many wines use eggs, milk or fish at the fining stage of production. The ingredient list will not include these allergens because even though the wine has come into contact with these ingredients, they are removed from the final product.