Abadia Retuerta Novartis 20th Anniversary Barrel Selection 2013
Hints of ripe black and red fruit (black and morello cherries andplums) combined with a balsamic, spicy bouquet (licorice) and notes of sweet wood. Big, fruity, creamy and lasting in the mouth. Full bodied, fronted with tannins that show great personality and are a delight for the palate, accentuating the long finish and persistence of the wine. A wine full of flavour and a very safe bet.
Only 66 barrels will be bottled for this limited edition, and will include singular design elements from the original label of Abadia Retuerta 1996 to honor the creation year of Novartis.
75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah.
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.