Spanish winery Abadía Retuerta is celebrating a major achievement: obtaining a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for its estate wines, or vinos de pago. The registration process is lengthy and has now been ratified in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Achieving this PDO, which is the highest distinctions regulated by wine laws, essentially confirms that the winery’s soils are unique and worthy of distinction. As a result, their wine offers an authentic expression of the terroir, perfectly capturing the area’s climate and geography and their impact on the grapes and, therefore, their wine.
Says the winery’s CEO, Enrique Valero, in Vinetur.com, “We are incredibly proud of this achievement as it is a testament to our working philosophy, know-how, and determination… Our sole aim has always been to revive this noble and historic winery while maintaining a unique approach to winemaking that really does enhance and reflect all of the personality of the Duero Valley.” Abadía Retuerta is a winery located in Valladolid, Spain, was originally founded in the 12th century. It comprises 54 different plots, managed by a team of experts that uses a minimal intervention approach. This yields a large selection of exquisite wines. The bodega is committed to adapting to climate change by introducing new varieties of grapes and experimenting with production techniques.