The estate of Abadía Retuerta lies just outside the Ribera del Duero D.O. in the province of Castilla y León, in the heart of an expanse of wine estates known as "the golden mile," an area parallelling the banks of the Duero River so named for its history of producing some of Spain's most acclaimed wines.
Selección Especial is dense ruby-garnet in color, with a subtle, complex nose of ripe red berry and wild black cherries offset by notes of violet, menthol, spice and vanilla. Silky, ripe red fruits and hints of spice and mint predominate on the palate, with a full, harmonious balance underscored by refined tannins. The finish is finely textured and lingering.