Editor’s Note: Quentin Sadler, a prolific wine writer with a penchant for Spanish wine, has kindly agreed to contribute some vinous thoughts from England. We’d like to to warmly thank Quentin for sharing his experiences with us, and trust you’ll enjoy his passion and prose. In summer, my thoughts turn […]
If I say “D.O. Arribes“, what comes to mind? Most likely, very little, especially when considering that few Spaniards have even heard of this region. D.O Arribes is one of a handful of new D.O.s in the north central political region of Castilla y Leon, Spain, which has taken on […]
My entire life has been surrounded by food. The rich smell of simmering meat and the pop of an uncorked wine bottle take me back to family gatherings spent huddled in the kitchen listening to heartfelt laughter among people I love. I equate food to family, to history and to […]
As mentioned in our Bodega Profile of Dominio Dostares, we did have the opportunity to do, yet another, vidcast to close April’s Virtual Tasting of rosé. Although I’m gaining experience being in front of a camera, I can’t say that I feel any more comfortable or fluent. No, instead, I […]
Founded in 2004 by the highly-respected Dominio de Tares estate in D.O. Bierzo with the objective of recuperating and maximizing León’s Prieto Picudo variety. Reduced to a few hundred acres of old vines in the hands of local cooperatives, this variety had for years produced prickly, refreshing dry rosés, despite its high levels of color, extract, acidity and alcohol. Having acquired approximately 75% of the old vineyards, Dominio Dostares has applied production methods perfected in Bierzo to produce high-impact reds to challenge Spain’s highest level. Début in 2007.
2005 Alvarez y Diez Rueda Mantel Blanco – Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda (8/2/2006)The nose shows green apple straight away followed by light honey notes, mustiness and a bit of cat pee. Overall the nose is forceful but a bit restrained as far as nuance. In the mouth the acidity […]
2003 Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León Rívola – Spain, Castilla y León, Sardon de Duero, Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León (6/20/2006)60% Tempranillo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 months in barrelDark ruby color that has a beautiful consistency reminding me of both a texture and […]
Today we talk to Alvaro Pérez Navazo the sales and marketing director for Abadia Retuerta. Basically we wander through the vineyards looking at the vines, seeing the production facilities, and learning about what makes Abadia different. A lot was talked about and I hope you enjoy the loose nature of […]
Part One in a two part series we hope this is a favortie. Abadia Retuerta is an up and coming wine bodega with potential that may in the end be equaled by no one else. Take incredible terroir of the Duero valley here in Spain and put it with the […]
Sardón de Duero, a town near Valladolid, is the home of this avant-garde Winery that is built on an estate called Santa María de Retuerta, which has a historical tradition of viniculture. It is situated in “El Pago” on the Golden Mile, a privileged geographical location between Tudela de Duero and Peñafiel, where the most prestigious brands of Spanish wine, such as Vega Sicilia, Pingus, Alion, Mauro or H. Monasterio are found.