La Petit verdot es un monovarietal más bien inédito. Esta uva, la más exótica de las variedades bordelesas, se utiliza en pequeñas proporciones para dar nervio a distintos coupages, pero en Abadía Retuerta ha aprovechado la excelente adaptación de esta variedad a su terruño para crear un tinto único y muy original. Elegante, fino, seductor y con gran capacidad de guarda, en la cosecha 2014 ha resultado ser la mejor añada de su historia. Un dato que los más astutos tendrán muy en cuenta.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
There was no 2013 produced, as the grape didn't achieve enough ripeness in that cool year, so I jumped to the 2014 Petit Verdot, the most expensive wine here, possibly given its scarcity. It's sourced from a single plot at 790 meters altitude with clay and lime soils that yielded 3,700 kilos of grapes per hectare and were picked on October 6th. It fermented for 12 days with indigenous yeasts, followed by malolactic in barrel, where the wine also matured for 18 months. It's dark, concentrated, powerful and exuberant, despite the short maceration time, because the grape does not need more. It's not a grape to produce varietal wines every year, and in 2014 they had their longest growing cycle ever. The palate is full-bodied, with fine-grained, abundant tannins, chewy and powerful, a wine for a winter stew on a cold day in front of the fire. It should be a long-lived red, with all the components to develop more nuances in the bottle. This could very well be the best Petit Verdot ever produced at the property. 3,100 bottles were filled in May 2016.