The Petit Verdot – the most exotic of the Bordeaux grapevines – is the basis of this original wine. Normally used in small proportions to compliment other varieties, Abadía Retuerta has taken advantage of the full potential of this grape to create a single-variety wine that is both unique and very original. The scorching sun of Castile, a particular terroir with predominantly sandy soil, and 19 months of ageing in oak barrels bestow an exquisite character on this wine.
An intense vermilion velvet, it has a fine, elegant and subtle nose with hints of mocha. Soft and unctuous, it immediately releases powerful and intense flavours of fresh and candied fruit with hints of roasted coffee, blonde tobacco smoke, burnt caramel and crusty bread.
The 2012 vintage has an attractive and intense black cherry colour in the glass. It is very intense on the nose with notes of ripe fruit: glacé cherries in liqueur, red pepper seasoning and rose petals. This is a wine with a long, seemingly endless finish; a refined, almost perfect Petit Verdot.
With a firm, structured body, its finish is long, silky and warm in the mouth. It has a very limited and select production. An indulgence for sybarites.