The entry-level Spanish red wine of Bodega Vetus, Flor de Vetus is made from estate-owned vines about 25 years of age, planted in sandy-limestone soils at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level, at the heart of the DO Toro.
A single varietal Tinta de Toro, once in the cellar the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and cold-macerated. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks.
Finally, Flor de Vetus 2016 was aged in 1st and 2nd year, 50/50 American and French oak barrels for over a period of 9 months.
Since this red wine from Toro may present some sediment, because it was neither clarified nor stabilized, we suggest that you decant it.
Drink through 2024.
The red wine Flor de Vetus has a medium, cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Prominent notes of black and red fruit, liquored cherries and strawberry candy. Quite complex, this red wine by Bodega Vetus also suggests aromas of balsam, vegetables, aromatic herbs and dim wooden notes.
This varietal Tinta de Toro is gentle and fruity. Notes of black plums, blackberries, menthol and some lactic touches. Slightly dry tannins, tense acidity and long, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The excellently priced Flor de Vetus 2016 is a modern Toro. Powerful, but also fresh and easy to drink.
Flor de Vetus 2015:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
Flor de Vetus 2014:
Peñín 91. Enterwine 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes 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 and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||9|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Paté, Poultry, Roasted lamb, Roasted white meats, Specialty plates, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Bold and intense, with mild tannins and a good freshness. Great value.