Country: Spain Region: Rueda
Vintage: 2021 Colour: White Style: Dry
The Vetus Tinta de Toro and Verdejo are produced at two
separate estates both within Castilla y León. The Tinta de Toro (the
local name for Tempranillo) is produced from 20 hectares of old
vines, located in Villabuena del Puente within Toro. It is a project
which was started by Tempranillo experts Izadi in the Toro DO, with
their first vintage in 2003. A recent addition to the range is the Flor
de Vetus Verdejo, sourced from the Rueda DO which is renowned
for its refreshing white wines.
The vineyards are situated 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, planted in 1992, grow at an altitude
of 800 metres above sea level in poor, sandy soils and produce
very low yields of top quality Verdejo grapes which display
beautiful freshness and good levels of natural acidity, rarely found
in the grapes sourced from other nearby areas. The climate is
continental with long winters and dry, hot summers.
The hand-picked grapes were loaded into small 20kg boxes to
ensure that they arrived at the winery in pristine condition. Upon
arrival they were destemmed and crushed, with fermentation
taking place at controlled temperatures in stainless-steel tanks to
retain the fresh varietal characters of the Verdejo grapes. After
fermentation was complete, the wine stayed on its fine lees for a
short period to add extra complexity and structure.
This wine is a vibrant yellow in colour with youthful hints. On the
nose are intense aromas of tropical, white stone and citrus fruit.
The fruit characters carry through to the palate, balanced by
refreshing acidity and a persistent finish