Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine Blanco


for the equivalent of £42.75 a bottle

Grower: Abadia Retuerta
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc / Verdejo
Style: Fruity and Floral
Country: Spain
Appellation: Castilla y Léon
Vintage: 2020/21
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Pale straw in colour with golden hues. An intense bouquet of honey, preserved peaches, ginger and white flowers, alongside subtle notes of mint and embers. The palate opens softly, with exotic citrus, grapefruit and apple, merging with hints of freshly cut hay and aniseed. The structure has a perfectly alignment of vibrant crisp acidity, warming spicy fruit and a long, lingering finish.

Abadía Retuerta is a small, premium and artisanal winery comprised of individual vineyards in the historic area of Sardón de Duero in the heart of Ribera del Duero. Within this region, 54 plots have been identified, each with very different characteristics and planted with a single variety. The winemaking philosophy here is simple – working in the vineyard, plot by plot, to craft wines of a high quality, that preserve the typical characteristic of the grapes. The team focuses on existing varieties, alongside new varieties, which are adapting well to the new environmental conditions. It their innovation in the vineyard, and experimental spirit in the winery which sets Abadía Retuerta apart from others in the region. From inception in 1991 the estate's objective – to produce fine terroir-based wines – has not changed; however, the way in which this is achieved has evolved over the years. Since adapting their methods to suit the vineyard, their vines are now balanced and reflect the terroir, meaning there’s less of a need for human intervention. One of the main challenges the estate faces is how to maintain the same high-quality standards in the face of climate change. For Abadía Retuerta the solution has been to turn their attention towards new grape varieties, which can respond to and adapt with the changing climate.



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