This bodega has over 200 hectares of vineyards in the Castilla y LeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³n region of northwest Spain. Castilla y LeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³n is the largest region of Spain and the largest in the entire European Union. It was formed in 1983 but the tradition of viticulture goes back to the middle ages. Aside from wine, Castilla y LeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³n is known for it’s castles which rival those of Bavaria.
Bodegas AbadÃƒÆ’Ã‚Âa Retuerta, “RÃƒÆ’Ã‚Âvola”, Sardon de Duero, Castilla y LeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³n 2003 ($14) – A blend of 60% Tempranillo and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby in color with pronounced aromas of vanilla, blackberry and clove. Raspberry and blackberry fruit with black pepper, spice and dusty tannins complete the package. Nice rich mouthfeel. Might have a little too much wood for some, but it took me back to wines I loved in the past with such a defect and was much less noticeable after some air.
Natural cork closure