Vetus Toro 2011

£15.99

 TASTING NOTE

Intense ruby red with expressive aromas of ripe fruit and a subtle touch of sweet spice. This well-structured and perfectly balanced wine has an exquisite aftertaste, ripe tannins and good acidity.

The vineyards are 30 years old, located in Villabuena del Puente, and cover 10 hectares of south-facing sites, with sandy and clay soils. They are planted with Tinta de Toro, thought to be Tempranillo which has adapted to the climate of this area. The climate is continental, with long, hot and often very dry summers and quite cold winters. Temperatures may drop to -10°C in winter, and rainfall varies between 30mm in the north of the region and 400mm in the south. 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.

The grapes were handpicked in the first week in October. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted 28 days, during which frequent gentle pumping over of the must takes place to extract ripe tannins and good colour. After 12 months in new oak, 100% French, the final blend was assembled.

13.5% abv

Vetus Toro 2011
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