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Vetus 2018

Vetus

2018
A forward-looking Toro
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Vetus is a wine in the modern style, yet without excess, which sets out to convey the typicity of Toro and its indigenous grape. A delicious wine, with a full load of black fruit, but moderate in its alcohol and acidity.

The Antón family, in charge of the Artevinowine-producing group (Finca Villacreces, Izadi, Orben), moved into the Toro region in 2003, having seen the potential of this appellation. They bought different plots and classified them according to age and vinification techniques. With the aim in mind of maintaining the essence of Toro while opening the doors to new changes, they went on to develop the Vetus wine.

What does this wine taste like?

A rich, fruity wine, with clear aromas of ripe black fruit. It has a superb, invigorating nose, both intense and warm, which is typical of Toro, and delights the drinker with hints of fruit compote and liquorice in the mouth, alongside rounded tannins, and a long alluring finish.

Drinking and storing

It will continue to gain in complexity for the next 6 or 7 years. Best in a wide glass, where the wine has plenty of space for opening up, and serve at a temperature between 14º and 16º.

Serve between 15ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Small game, pork roasts, and hard cheeses will achieve the right balance when accompanying food. Powerfulness, without excesses.

embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
carnes-rojas
Red meat
caza
Game
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

201892 PK
201692 PK93 PN92 SK
201490 PK
201092 PN
200794 PN
200691 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2018 Vetus follows the path of the rest of the 2018s, a cool year that they say resulted in wine with less structure than the 2017s and with moderate alcohol and acidity. I like the elegant and fresh style and the integrated oak. It has black fruit and some notes of herbs, spices and licorice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with abundant, slightly dusty tannins. It follows the path of the 2016. 18,347 bottles were filled in April 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 92 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.6/5
8 reviews
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Winemaking

It ages for twelve months in new French oak barrels from different barrel manufacturers. 

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period12 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

Vetus is an estate wine, a faithful reflection of the vines which provide its fruit. It is made from Tinta de Toro grapes chosen from the best locations of the vineyard around the winery.

SoilSandy loam
ClimateContinental with Atlantic influence
OrientationNorth-south
Altitude700.00 meters

The winery

Bodegas Vetus

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 ever...

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