Red Wine Vetus 2017
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This excellently priced, single estate Spanish red wine is crafted from vines grown in a pristine environment at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level.
A single varietal Tinta de Toro, the vines grow in sandy-limestone soils oriented north-south.
Harvested by hand, after a meticulous selection the grape bunches were destemmed, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then this red wine from Toro underwent malolactic fermentation in the tanks and was aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels. It was not clarified before its bottling.
Decant Vetus 2016 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Vetus has a clean, bright cherry colour with a garnet rim and some violet tinges.
The nose of this Crianza red wine is defined by notes of red berries and black fruit over a vegetal and herbal background. There are some overtones of licorice, coffee, toast, balsam, leather and aniseed.
Pleasant and well-structured, this Tinta de Toro red wine has lively tannins, a great freshness and a crisp acidity. Pure notions of fruit and dry earth, alongside some touches of coffee, blue flowers and tree bark. Very bright, with a long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A modern style Toro, Vetus 2016 is well-crafted, expressive and nicely drinkable.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Parker 90.
Parker 90. Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, complex sauces, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Stew, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Dry and full bodied, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|