Pago Negralada comes from a plot of Tempranillo, the noblest Spanish grape variety. The vines are planted in deep gravel soils inter-mixed with sand at the surface, and produce wines with a distinctive firm, tannic character.
«Pago Negralada represents the purity of a Tempranillo from the Duero Valley. A wine of race and character that reflects faithfully the terroir from which it comes» confesses our winemaker Ángel Anocíbar.
This wine obtained several international awards and recognitions in the most prestigious wine tasting
events. With its great aging potential, this is a wine for the long haul, a wine with its roots firmly in the past and its sights set on future triumphs.
Abadia Retuerta Winery. Credit: www.abadia-retuerta.com
The Santa Maria lot and its Abbey are some of the most remarkable historic landmarks in the area. Although this winery is not under Ribera del Duero entirely, part of it does lie within Ribera's geographic limits, in what many call "La Milla de Oro" (The golden mile) thanks to illustrious neighbors such as Vega Sicilia, Pingus, Arzuaga, and others. This (modern) winery hasn't been around as long as it might look like - It wasn't until 1996, thanks to the financial muscle of the pharma group Novartis, that this ambitious project took place.
Common to the area, Abadia Retuerta planted mostly Tempranillo, although they're constantly innovating and have included multiple varieties which they're doing a lot of research on (Benefits of being out of the Ribera del Duero appellation, which strictly regulates varieties) such as Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Petit Verdot and, most recently, Graciano, which didn't usually ripen in this area in the past but now does.
Abadia Retuerta is a complete experience, as it has one of the best-ranked hotels in Spain by Tripadvisor, a luxurious 5-start Hotel and Spa with a Michelin star in-house retaurant choice to enjoy.