Abadia Retuerta's first white is a “terroir” wine which is perfect for laying down, and is the result of more than 20 years of research. Made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes planted 20 years ago, it is enriched with a hint of Verdejo and other white wine varieties. Despite the area being traditionally devoted to reds, these varieties have adapted wonderfully to our climate and “terroir” and have soaked up the ancestral spirit of the land.
The sun drenched, sandy and pebbly plot it hails from, ensures the almost perfect ripening of each crop, resulting in an original and surprising wine, bright and strawcoloured with golden hues. Its’ nose is complex, intense and fruity; reminiscent of other grape varieties, with hints of pineapple and grapefruit, toast, butter and bakery.
After 5 to 6 months of ageing in French Oak barrels, a fresh, citric, smoky, and slightly spiced flavour is achieved. It is a wine with body, just the right notes of wood, unctuous, with a long, fresh and delicate finish. It is a faithful reflection of our personality and has huge potential for laying down. It will develop its full potential over the next 10 years
The 2016 Le Domaine White is clean and bright in the glass. Ample and beguiling on the nose, with crisp aromas of grapefruit and Granny Smith apples followed by notes of white flowers (elderberry, acacia), pears in syrup, apricots and creamy, buttery aromas. Delicate on the palate but rich and layered at the same time displaying a wide array of nuances. Great persistence and with perfectly balanced acidity. Fresh, polished and full of emotions.