This wine is solely made from Tinta de Toro grapes, coming from Finca Camparrón, an estate planted with very old, ungrafted vineyards almost 100 years of age.
The vineyard is located at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level. Soils are mainly composed of sand and loam.
The grapes of this Crianza red wine were harvested by hand. Once in the cellar, they were carefully destemmed and fermented in 3,000-litre vats, after which the wine was subsequently transferred into new French oak barrels.
There, Celsus 2014 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 14 months. Prior to its bottling, it was neither filtered nor clarified.
Decant this old-vines Tinta de Toro 1 hour before drinking. Drink up to 2028.
Production limited to 2,605 bottles.
The red wine Celsus has a very intense, bright, clean cherry colour with a garnet rim.
This is a bold and profound Crianza red wine from Toro. Notes of blueberries and mulberries, along with notions of cedar, cardamom, coffee, chocolate, undergrowth and violets over a mineral and earthy background. Impressively complex.
Meaty and unctuous, but showing a distinctive freshness. This old-vines Tinta de Toro by Bodega Vetus carries some tightly packed fruit that needs some years to loosen up. Nevertheless, there is already a real sense of terroir and an excellent definition. Slightly dry tannins, rock-solid acidity and a long, very persistent finish with notes of cocoa, spices, flowers and ripe black fruit, nuanced by some earthy overtones.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant, age-worthy and powerful, Celsus 2014 is a purebred Toro crafted by the prestigious Bodegas Villacreces. Pair it with hearty dishes.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 95. Parker 90.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Parker 91.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cooked foods, Game animals, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
Very deep, very pure, very intense. Violets and menthol, earth and chocolate. BBQ King.