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Vetus ,`Flor de Vetus` Blanco

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Region: Rueda
Vintage: 2016
Grape Varieties:
Verdejo 100% Colour: White Wine
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Bright yellow in colour with tints of green. On the nose it is intense and harmonious with a rich citrus and peach fruit character. On the palate tropical notes with ripe lemon touches lead onto a long, lively and refreshing finish.

The Domaine
Lalo Anton (of Izadi and Finca Villacreces) and his family have also invested in the Toro DO, purchasing 10 hectares of Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo) vines in 2003. The 30 year old, south facing vineyards are located on sandy and clay soils in Villabuena del Puente. Growing conditions in this area are extreme, with cold winters, frost, strong winds and hot summers all providing challenges for the viticulturalist. The poor soils and subsequently low yields result in wines with excellent flavour and colour intensity, although high temperatures during the growing season and 3,000 sunshine hours per year can bring high alcohol levels if the vine’s canopy is not carefully managed.
The family also own vineyards in the Rueda DO, to the east of Toro, from which they produce a crisp, fresh style of white wine, the Flor de Vetus Verdejo, which is the latest addition to the Vetus range. Winemaker Angél Ortega oversees winemaking here as he does for the other Grupo Artevino estates.

Food Pairing
Ideal as aperitif. Matches cold starters, grilled fish, seafood and sushi.