2020 Bodegas Vetus Celsus
This Vetus from Bodegas Vetus comes from the best vineyards of the Bodega located in the DO Toro. The vineyards are around 20ha and are located at an altitude of 700 meters. The climate is continental with influence from the sea. Vetus comes from the Latin word veto - vetare, which means "forbidden, not allowed."
Vetus is located in the heart of the rapidly emerging Toro wine region. It is an example of the potential of this region and the modern wines that are made there. Lots of fruit and concentration. The Artevino Group (Vina Izadi, Villacreces, Orben) collaborates with Bodegas Vetus in Toro and chooses to make wines based on the grape Tinta de Toro (the local Tempranillo). The favorite Pruno wine is the brother (or sister) of the Vetus.
The Vetus Celsus is the top model of Bodegas Vetus. This wine is also made from 100% Tinta de Fino (Tempranillo clone) grapes but comes from a very old >100 year old vineyard called the Camparrón planted in Morales de Toro in the Pre-Filoxera period, so from before the end of the 19th century and is only 1.3HA in size. The 2018 vintage has an "Excellent" rating and only 1,130 bottles of the Celsus from the 2018 vintage were made.
After manual picking, the grapes are destemmed and not crushed and the wine is fermented with its natural yeasts. After fermentation, the wine matures for 14 months in 100% new French barriques. The Celsus is for the lover of solid fully matured with present oak tones. In the glass the wine is deep red with red and black fruit in the nose such as strawberries, black currants and cherries, but we also smell plums, chocolate and tobacco. On the palate we find a well-structured and perfectly balanced wine with an exquisite long finish, matured tannins and good acidity.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
|Type of Wine
|Castilla y Leon
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard