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Bodegas Vetus "Flor De Vetus"

2016 | Spain | Toro 750 ml | 15.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Strawberry
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥220
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    Description

    Bodegas Vetus was created in 2003 by the Anton family, proprietors of the famous Finca Villacreces  in Ribera del Duero and Izadi in Rioja. The hot and dry climate of Toro produces unmistakably big wines, however the wines from Vetus strike a perfect balance through careful winemaking, producing full-flavoured wines with elegance and finesse.

    Flor de Vetus is produced from 30-year-old Tinta de Toro vines (Tempranillo), hand-harvested, and aged for 9 months in French (50%) and American (50%) oak barrels. The 2016 vintage shows expressive aromas of fresh red and blackberry fruit. On the palate, it is a well-balanced and structured wine with a pleasant, succulent finish. A crowd pleaser

    Rated 92/100 by Guia Pennin, 90/100 by Robert Parker and 90/100 by James Suckling.

    Variety Description

    Tempranillo

    Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape. In 2015, Tempranillo was the third most widely planted wine grape variety worldwide with 231,000 hectares (570,000 acres) under vine, of which 88% was in Spain. Tempranillo has a relatively neutral profile so it is often blended with other varieties, such as Grenache and Carignan, or aged for extended periods in oak where the wine easily takes on the flavor of the barrel. Varietal examples of Tempranillo usually exhibit flavors of plum and strawberries.

    Country Description

    Spain

    Spain is the most widely wine producing country in the world, but the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions makes low yields making Spain only the third largest wine producing country. The country has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain though 80 percent of the country's wine production is from only 20 grapes. Major Spanish wine regions include the Rioja and Ribera del Duero which is known for their Tempranillo production; Valdepeñas, known for high quality tempranillo at low prices; Jerez, the home of the fortified wine Sherry; Rías Baixas in the northwest region of Galicia that is known for its white wines made from Albariño and Catalonia which includes the Cava and still wine producing regions of the Penedès as well the Priorat region.

    Region Description

    Toro

    In Toro, the red wines are mainly made with the Tinta de Toro grape variety, planted on soils of fluvial origin by the influence of the Duero River and its tributaries, grown on poor, sandy and dry soils the further away you move from the river. Toro offers powerful wines, well bodied, flavourful, complex, and tannic. Although on a smaller scale, the region also produces white wines using the Verdejo and Malvasía varieties. Since the ´80’s, Toro has experienced a revival in its wines, thanks to a new generation of highly skilled winemakers and the installation of many big names in the region, such as Pintia, a winery belonging to the Vega Sicília group, or Teso la Monja, part of Sierra Cantabria.