When your winery is known for producing amazing red wines, and you start making a white wine, it better be great. Well that’s what Abadia Retuerta has done with the second year release of their Le Domaine.
The 2017 Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine from the Castilla y Leon region is made from mostly Sauvignon Blanc, and a very small amount of Verdejo. The masterfully made white is not like a Loire region Sancerre or a like many of the widely found Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand at all in style, bouquet or flavor.
In many ways the the Spanish white wine has a deeper kinship to the white wines of Bordeaux. There the richness and crispness are in perfect balance, making for a very elegant, and very upscale white.
While this wine has seen five months in barriques, you can hardly tell, as the wine doesn’t show any hint of oak. Instead you receive a straw pale gold colored wine with loads of sub-tropical fruit and a light spice bouquet. Notes of fresh pineapple, grapefuit and honeydew melon come through from first sip to the last. Then some smokey notes and a long, ripe fruit like lingering finish tops things off.
That’s why the 2017 Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!!!