Basic Information: Abadia Retuerta Blanco Ledomaine

Producer – Abadia Retuerta

Vintage – 2017

Region – Spain – Castilla y Leon

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo

Alcohol – 13.5%

Pricing – $37.50

Appearance

The Abadia Retuerta Blanco Ledomaine is clear and pale lemon in color 

Aroma/Nose

The nose is clean with fruity notes of citrus and white peach followed by vanilla / honey brought on by the oak. This wine is youthful. 

Taste/Palate

This wine is dry on the palate with medium acidity and full body. The flavor profile has a medium intensity and consists of grapefruit, citrus fruits and cooked pineapple. The finish is long with notes of creamy vanilla and toasted oak. This wine is for drinking now and not suitable for further aging. 

Overall Experience 

Overall, I thought this Abadia Retuerta Blano Ledomaine was a very good white blend from Abadia Retuerta Vineyards. It had the balance, complexity and lengthy finish to make this a great wine drinking experience. I would pick this up again if given the chance. 

Pairings 

Food – Pork, Shellfish, Vegan

Cigar – EP Carrillo Encore Majestic

Winemakers Notes

Our first white is a “terroir” wine perfect for laying down and is the result of 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 straw-coloured 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.

About Abadia Retuerta – https://www.abadia-retuerta.com/en/