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 […]
Last night, a friend of ours came in from Madrid to enjoy a weekend away in Barcelona. While Ryan prepared a fabulous dinner of creamy cauliflower soup, roasted pork and a bitter greens salad, my friend and I made a quick jaunt down to Vila Viniteca in Barcelona to purchase […]
N.V. Cellar Cal Menescal Tarragona Vermouth – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona (10/5/2006)Pours a deep brownish red with a medium intensity. The nose is intense and intoxicating inviting you to inhale deeply it reminds me of some bitter Italian after dinner treats that I’ve had in the past. Light wood notes come […]
2005 Sumoll Rosat, Pardas – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)100% Sumoll – 13% alcohol Deep reddish color though very light at the rim. The nose is very restrained with a mineral and cherry pit aroma that hits you after some agitation in the glass. This slowly gives way to some light vanilla, […]
N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)Light yellow gold. Bright and alive wuth a sweetart nose, pineapple and white flowers. Pure and delicate yet overall quite aggressive nose. Medium weight with a nice soft creaminess. Pineapple with a light bitter lemon peal on the finish, and creamy citrus […]
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.
Innovative Bodega located in LaMancha that is interested in promoting wine tourism and not afraid to try new things as far as wines go. Catavino has a trip planned to this bodega in the coming months. Stay tuned for a full report one the bodega and it’s wines in the months ahead.