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Advent Calendar 2020

2013 Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial

Abadía Retuerta · Sardon de Duero · Castilla y León · Spain

93
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2013 Selección Especial is a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 10% ...
Grape Variety: 75% Tempranillo / Tinta Roriz / Ull de Llebre / Cencibel / Tinta del Pais 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Syrah/Shiraz
Classification: Local wine
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    15 in stock
    CHF 140.00
CHF 140.00
  • CHF 140.00 VAT included
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2013 · Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial · Abadía Retuerta · Sardon de Duero · Castilla y León · Spain ·

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Average Critic Score
93
The 2013 Selección Especial is a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 10% Syrah, and other varieties like Merlot and Petit Verdot, from the 54 plots in which they divided their 180 hectares of vineyards. 2013 was a challenging vintage that required some sorting. They went for shorter macerations to avoid green notes in the wines. This particular cuvée matured in French and American oak barrels for 13 months. The selection clearly paid off and the wine comes through as balanced and fresh, with the oak perfectly integrated in the wine. 2013 was a heterogeneous vintage, capable of the best and the worst, where the work in the vineyard shows in the wines. This is a very successful cuvée, produced in large quantities. It's a far cry from the very oaky wines of yesteryear, very representative of the place and vintage; having enough vineyards and different varieties, they can select what goes into the wine each year depending on the natural conditions, as they also sell some in bulk. In 2013 the difference is that they used some more Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot, which provided some extra punch. This is a great success over the vintage conditions, very accessible and drinkable, with contained alcohol. The good news for consumers is that this cuvée is reaching a very similar level of quality than the single vineyard bottlings. 325,000 bottles, 9,500 magnums and 940 double magnums produced.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Grape variety Grape variety
75% Tempranillo / Tinta Roriz / Ull de Llebre / Cencibel / Tinta del Pais
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Syrah/Shiraz
Sub-region Sub-region Sardon de Duero
Classification Classification Local wine
Abadía Retuerta

Abadía Retuerta

Duero Valley’s rising star, Abadía Retuerta is one of the world’s greatest red-wine producers. Situated in the village of Sardón de Duero, this impressive estate spans over 700-hectares, with 200 of those planted to vines. While the winery was commercially established in 1996, apart from the contemporary cellar, the stunning Romanesque monastery dates back to the 12th century. Lying just outside of the Ribera del Duero DO appellation, the estate now belongs to the Swiss pharmaceutical company, Novartis - that has simultaneously revived the ancient priory to its former beauty, and forged an indisputable reputation as Spain’s most critically acclaimed red producer. Famous French enologist, Pascal Delbeck and his successor, Ángel Anocíbar demonstrate Abadía Retuerta’s detail-oriented and quality driven values in their modernly styled classic wines. The wines are made from a meticulous selection of the best fruit, resulting in deeply colored, intense and noticeably structured reds. The labels range from the lighter Selección Especial, to the potent and layered top cuvées, like the premium Abadía Retuerta Petit Verdot, and the pure Tempranillo, Pago Negralada. ...

Grapes

One of the most revered grape varieties, Syrah is a dark-skinned grape that claims France’s northern Rhône Valley as its spiritual home. The bold Hermitage and more refined Côte Rôtie (sometimes paired with Viognier) are some of its Rhône creations, though it also contributes significantly to southern French blends. It is well known for its spiciness which often gives way to smoky flavours, making it an acquired taste for some. It is also known as Shiraz from its ancient Persian name in areas of the New World, such as South Africa and Australia, where it produces legendary wines including Penfold’s Grange and Henschke’s Hill of Grace. ...
Syrah / Shiraz
Castilla y León

Castilla y León

Castilla y León produces an impressive variety of wines including those from some of the most famed Denominaciones de Origen. Among these lies the renowned Ribera del Duero, which crafts fine reds of Tempranillo (also known as Tinta del País, Tinto de Toro and Tinto Fino); but also Rueda which is better known for their whites made from Viura, Sauvignon and Verdejo; while Toro produces strong, powerful reds along the Portuguese border. Located on the northern half of the central Iberian Plateau which sits between 700 - 1000 meters, this region stretches from the north coast all the way down to Madrid, and to the west, Castilla y León borders Portugal. Here the varied landscapes and climatic conditions make this possibly the most eclectic wine region in all of Spain. Spotted with far-reaching valleys, great flat plains and steep mountain chains, Castilla y León is home to several unique micro-climates that produce a wide array of wines that cater to all tastes. There are the exuberant reds of Toro and the refined whites of Rueda, but also the Cava of Arando de Duero and the world class reds of Ribera del Duero – making Castilla y León a leader in Spain’s quality wines. ...

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