£12.05/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Flor de Vetus 2017
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Flor de Vetus is a Toro wine with a focus first and foremost on fruit, accompanied by a wide range of subtle ageing notes thanks to extremely careful work with wood in the winery. A modern wine, it is friendly and pleasant, ready to be enjoyed immediately. Just like the other wines from this winery and the Grupo Artevino wine group, it offers a good structure, balance and complexity.
It is created from Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) grapes planted around 1990 in a 20-hectare plot of marl and clay soils. The goblet-shaped bush vines growing at altitudes of 700 meters suffer to survive in a tough climate, but give a truly sublime fruit. The very low amount of rainfall, hours of intense sunlight, and large day-night temperature differences ensure the grapes are aromatic jewels.
The grape harvest is usually collected by hand in the first week of October to ensure the fruit reaches the winery in the best possible conditions. A careful production process creates a fresh and pleasant wine which gives a different outlook on the typicity of Tinta de Toro. It has an intense cherry-red colour with a violet rim and offers a medium-high aromatic intensity in the nose, combining ripe red and black fruits and hints of liquorice, spices, and a light touch of coffee-flavoured toffee. Both powerful and fresh in the mouth, Flor de Vetus is a well-structured and perfectly balanced wine combining a fruity character with gentle toasted aromas. Fresh undergrowth and pepper appear as the wine becomes both refreshing and moreish on drinking. A clear and pleasant finish with a discrete hint of liquorice in each sip.
Red meats / Stews / Roasts / Pasta dishes / Meat casseroles
- Vine age:30 years
- Soil:Clay loam
- Vinification material:Stainless steel
- Ageing period:9 months
- Barrel age:New and sused
- Type of wood:American and french oak
- ViewViolet rim / Cherry red
- Bouquet:Ripe red fruit / Liquorice / Spices / Ripe black fruit / Very aromatic
- Mouth:Powerful / Fresh / Rich
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 17ºC
A simple but effective Toro
For the price, you are not going to get a great Toro wine but this one is very good considering. As big as this distinctive Toro is, it still has moments of light, fruity beauty. Went well with steak and potatoes/peppers/onions/paprika. I have another bottle and will leave it a while before opening.by: Jonathan S (29/03/2017) - Vintage 2014
A worthy alternative to Ribera
In the quest for good value Ribera del Duero alternatives, wines from Toro come high up the list. Flor de Vetus is worth trying as the quality is certainly as good as more expensive RdD 'cousins'. A good all rounder, this wine was enjoyed with roast lamb.by: VB (23/11/2017) - Vintage 2015
Nice body, tasty red
We tried this red on holiday and I was so excited to find Vinissimus stocked it. It is a really lovely red, full of flavour, excellent with red meats and pizza alike. Will purchase more in the future.by: SteveS (29/10/2019) - Vintage 2016
Young and fresh
This tastes more roble than crianza as it is quite light. It is an easy drinking wine and went well with lamb.by: Bran (26 Jun) - Vintage 2017
For the price this wine is awesome, long finish, rich and powerful
Wine from Bodegas Vetus
With Vetus in DO Toro, the Antón family have now added a third emblematic winemaking region to their group of wineries. As well as Rioja Alavesa (Bodegas Izadi and Bodegas Orben) and Ribera del Duero (Finca Villacreces) they now produce wine in 10 hectares of old limited-production vines in Toro, praised as "the promised land of Spanish wines" by Robert Parker. Bodegas Vetus has worked hard to produce wines with the essence of Toro ev...