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The Flor de Vetus is 100% Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo). The fruit comes from a number of the estate's younger parcels, which are now approaching 25 years of age. Classically tended bush vines are the first step in producing vibrant wines boldly expressing Toro's hallmark high altitude vineyards. Winemakers Àngel Ortega and Lluis Laso de-stem and ferment the grapes in stainless steel tanks; maturation takes place in a 50/50 blend of French and American oak, using equal parts new and second-use barrels. The wine offers bright, juicy fruit, supple texture and refreshing acidity. It is a stunning value.
"Made from 100% Tinta de Toro aged ten months in French and American oak, the full-bodied, complex, dry 2012 Flor de Vetus offers up notes of Provencal herbs, white chocolate and jammy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. This opulent, chewy, voluptuously textured red comes from high-elevation (2,100 feet) vineyards and represents a stunning value." -Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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