The Vetus estate comprises 10 hectares of old Tinta de Toro (the local...
name for Tempranillo) vines, located in Villabuena del Puente in the region of Morales de Toro. It is a project which was started by the owners of Izadi in the Toro DO, with their first vintage in 2003. A recent addition to the range, is the Flor de Vetus Verdejo, a crisp, fresh style of Verdejo from Rueda DO where the Izadi family also own vineyards.
The vineyards are located in the Segovia area of the Rueda DO which lies between Ribera del Duero to the east and Toro to the west. The old bush vines grow at an altitude of 800 metres in poor, sandy soils and produce very low yields of top quality Verdejo grapes which show brilliant freshness and excellent levels of natural acidity, rarely found in the grapes sourced from other nearby areas. The climate is continental with long winters, short springs and dry, hot summers.
In 2017. the harvest was very quick and started very early on the 5th September. The summer was very warm with 40ºC temperatures at the beginning of June, but the first three weeks in August were cooler. The conditions during harvest were ideal.
The grapes were handpicked into small 20 kilogram boxes in early September. Cold maceration, followed by fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel, ensured the fresh varietal nature of the Verdejo grapes was retained in the final wine. After fermentation was complete, the wine stayed on its fine lees to add extra complexity and structure.
This wine is bright yellow in colour with hints 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.
|Grape varieties||100% Verdejo|
|Region||Toro, Castilla y León|
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