Abadia Retuerta Pago Valdebellon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Intense dark red wine that, despite its body, gives off a delicate air to sweet spices, exotic fruits and mineral aromas. Its persistent bouquet of gooseberry distills breed.
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Bright violet. Powerful cherry, cassis, incense, smoky oak and roasted coffee aromas are energized by a jolt of zesty minerality and a building floral nuance. Deep-pitched cherry liqueur, black currant and vanilla flavors expand and become livelier with air, picking up a hint of toasty oak spice and showing very good clarity. Finishes smooth, spicy and extremely long, with mounting tannins and lingering suggestions of cherry liqueur, mocha and cola. Raised in new French oak barrels.
Powerful intense fruit, framed by oriental spice and balsamic herbal nuances with touches of chocolate. Rich and juicy palate, firm tannins.
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.
Spanish red wine is known for being bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained—and flourished—only through a great understanding of Spain’s particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Of the Spanish red wines, the most planted and respected grape variety is Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.