Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine 2020 · Buy it for £37.30 at Vinissimus
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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%
Production29,839 bottles

The wine

Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine has its origins in the unexpected appearance of white grape vines in a vineyard traditionally planted with red varieties. Once the winery had got over their initial surprise, they spent the next 20 years experimenting and researching with white grapes until they eventually produced their first white wine – a splendid terroir wine ideal for laying down, created mainly from Sauvignon Blanc blended with a small amount of Verdejo and varying quantities of other white grapes depending on the characteristics of each vintage.

The white grape varieties have adapted wonderfully to the region although the altitude and climate mean it has always been thought to be more suited to red varieties. The pebble-covered sandy soils of the sunny Pago la Raya plot capture and refract heat and sunlight to ensure a perfect ripening of the grapes year after year producing a naturally low yield of small berries. The excellent quality of the fruit ensures well-balanced wines with a solid structure and a long life ahead of them. Many years of study by the winery have helped develop the best way to vinify the grapes. A slow fermentation finishes in wooden barrels where lees are worked to add unctuosity and complexity before the wine is left to stand for between 5 and 7 months in new and used barrels. The result is an original and surprising wine – an intense, characterful, unctuous, full-bodied wine with a long and fresh finish. A wine designed to improve over time and to offer a faithful expression of the personality of the terroir.

What does this wine taste like?

Light
Bold
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Pale yellow
Bouquet
Fresh fruit / Green apple / Grapefruit / Floral notes / Fennel / White fruit
Mouth
Unctuous / Elegant / Balanced / Fresh / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 10ºC and 12ºC

Ratings and awards

201992 PK93 PN93 SK
201893 PK
201792 PK93 PN
201591 PK
201492 PK
201390+ PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

4.3/5
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Vintage:

Winemaking

Ageing periodBetween 5 and 7 months
Barrel ageNew and sused
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

SoilSand / Pebbles / Cobbles
ClimateContinental

The winery

Abadía Retuerta

Abadía Retuerta

Bodega Abadía Retuerta’s name comes from two words that define and describe the land: Ribula Torta which means a “winding river bank”. The first written reference alluding to the importance of the Abadía vineyards dates back to the 17th Century, and shows that the wine sold by the monks who were living there dominated the market in Valladolid, Castile’s largest city. More recently, in the 1970s, the former owners pulled up the vines growing...

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