Bodegas Vetus is an important part of the Anton family's mission to create classic wines from indigenous varieties in Spain's most prestigious regions. The family's company Grupo Artevino produces beautiful terroir-driven wines in Rioja (Bodegas Izadi and Bodegas Orben), Ribera del Duero (Finca Villacreces) and Toro (Bodegas Vetus). All four estates are meticulously cared for properties that produce supremely distinctive wines suffused with a profound sense of place. The wines have become darlings of the wine press, receiving consistently great accolades from the Wine Advocate and Spain's most famous wine publication, the Guía Peñín.
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.