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2003 Abadia Retuerta Pago Garduña

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August 1, 2021 - $82

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RATINGS

90The Wine Advocate

...elegantly styled effort reminiscent of a mid-level Cote-Rotie with its smoke and meat aromatics, ripe spicy bacon-like flavors, medium body, and silky tannins.

PRODUCER

Abadia Retuerta

Abadía Retuerta is centered around a 12th century monastery on the banks of the Duero River. Wine has been made at the estate ever since, first by monks and later by other owners. Today the 180-acre estate is owned by the chemical multinational firm Novartis and it makes numerous wines under several labels. Wine Advocate has called them “modern, concentrated wines…”

REGION

Spain, Castilla-Leon, Sardon del Duero

Castilla y León, as this region is called in Spanish, is a large region in northeastern Spain that includes nearly twenty percent of Spain’s total land. It encompasses eight provinces and five appellations. The best known of the appellations is Ribera del Duero, though the appellations Toro and Bierzo are also gaining international reputations for fine wine. The region is largely a high, flat plateau and red grapes account for much of what is grown in Ribera del Duero. The other appellations are Rueda, known for white wine, and Cigales. Bierzo is known for the full flavored white wine Godello.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.