Vetus Flor de Vetus Toro 2013

£11.99

 TASTING NOTE

A deep black cherry colour with expressive aromas of fresh red and black berry fruit. On the palate, it is a well-balanced and structured wine with a medium to full body and a pleasant, succulent finish.

The vineyards are 30 years old and cover 20 hectares of south-facing sites, with sandy and clay soils. The climate is continental, with long, hot and often very dry summers and quite cold winters. At this altitude of 700m above sea level, temperatures may drop to 10°C in winter. Frost is also a danger between October and the first week of May and vineyards located in the flattest area are liable to be hit by strong winds. Yields are naturally low at around five tonnes per hectare on average.

The 2013 harvest began two weeks later than in 2012. A dry summer and warmer September than usual assured maturation of the fruit. Heavy rains around harvest meant that grapes were picked in a short time frame, avoiding damage to the fruit. Resulting wines are fresh with a good level of acidity and plenty of aromatics.

The grapes were handpicked into small, 15 kilogram boxes in the first week of October. Flor de Vetus was fermented in stainless steel vats at 28ºC and aged in 50% French (Taransaud & Cadus) and 50% American (Demptos & Canton) oak barrels (50% new, 50% second use) for nine months before bottling.

13.5% abv

Vetus Flor de Vetus Toro 2013
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