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Flor de Vetus 2018

Flor de Vetus

2018
91
PARKER
92
PEÑÍN
93
SUCKLING

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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production116,758 bottles

The wine

Flor de Vetus is a Toro with a powerful structure, a wine that always delivers the fruit up front, letting a wide array of notes come through from oak ageing (chocolate, toffee), always as subtle nuances and resulting from careful handling of the wood, and also floral hints with their gentle perfume, plus a touch of minerality. It is a modern style wine, lovely and pleasant, and one that can be enjoyed immediately.

What does this wine taste like?

Along the lines of both this bodega’s other wines and those of the rest of the group, the Flor de Vetus offers an excellent extraction and depth of fruit, intense and full-bodied, with good structure and balance, of medium complexity, oily (which is immediately obvious due to its abundant tears), sweet, juicy and with tannins evident but not dominant.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Cherry red / Violet rim
Bouquet
Very aromatic / Ripe black fruit / Ripe red fruit / Liquorice / Spices
Mouth
Powerful / Fresh / Rich

Drinking and storing

This is a wine to enjoy while it is still young.

Serve between 16ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
carnes-rojas
Red meat
pasta
Pasta

Red meats / Roasts / Meat casseroles / Pasta dishes / Stews

Ratings and awards

201891 PK92 PN93 SK
201790 PK91 PN
201690 PK92 PN90 SK
201591 PN
201491 PN92 SK
201315.5 JR91 PN
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson

The entry-level red 2017 Flor de Vetus comes from the vines around the winery, mostly Tempranillo with a little Garnacha. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for nine months. It's easy to see the more rustic and earthier character of Toro if tasted next to their wines from Ribera del Duero (Finca Villacreces). The fruit is darker and there is more tannin, but there is good freshness and balance too, and it finishes very tasty, with an almost salty twist. I'd say this is a triumph over the conditions of the year, even if it was not as challenging in Toro as it was in Ribera. 116,758 bottles and 100 magnums. It was bottled in March 2019.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/12/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2017 - 90 PARKER

Tinta de Toro planted in clay soils yielding 4,000 kg/ha. Punching down during fermentation and nine months' ageing in French and American oak. It has a characterful nose, not refined but full of ripe black fruit, prunes and cinnamon. It is broad and dense, a bit austere on the palate, packed full of rough tannins. It is very characterful for a €10 wine. The wine is a regular in the lists of the best quality/price ratio wines in Spain despite the fact that the winery was just created in 2003.

— Ferran Centelles (06/06/2016)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2013 - 15.5 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.2/5
56 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period9 months
Barrel ageNew and sused
Type of woodAmerican and French oak

Vineyards

Vine age30 years
SoilClay loam
ClimateContinental
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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