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Vetus Flor de Vetus Verdejo 2015

Verdejo from Rueda, Spain
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12.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Bright yellow colour with green gleams. Intense and harmonious aromas and a rich fruit expression. Tropical fruits and citric notes on the palate, and a persistent aftertaste.

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
The 2015 Flor de Vetus Verdejo is a fresh and enticing white wine. The wine exhibits bright citrus, a suggestion of flowers, and a hint of minerality. The zesty finish makes a delicious choice with simply prepared seafood. Drinks well now. (Tasted: November 11, 2016, San Francisco, CA)
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Vetus, Rueda, Spain
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In 2003 the face of Artevino, the Antón family, expanded into Toro, well aware of the region's future potential. After selecting different vineyards, they made the first vintage of Vetus, a wine designed to keep the region's essence but with new nuances and goals. The wine's success encouraged them to set up an estate in the heart of the region and to build a bodega which was opened in 2008.

Rueda is located along the banks of the Duero River in Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive north of Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back to the 12th century, it was in the 1980s that the region was granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 70 wineries call Rueda home. This national favorite is the top-selling white wine in Spain.

Notable facts Rueda’s main grape variety, Verdejo, gets it distinct complexity from stressful growing conditions and mineral-rich soil. Think of Verdejo as a fuller-bodied and more aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. A lush and smooth character with perfectly balanced acidity means Rueda wines pair well with seafood, fresh salads and spicy food, but are also great on their own.

Light-bodied but captivating with flavors of citrus blossom, melon, white peach and fennel, Verdejo is native to Rueda, Spain, and is growing in popularity. If you’re used to drinking Sauvignon blanc or Pinot grigio, this is the wine for you! Contrary to what some may think, it is actually not related to the Portugese variety with a very similar name, Verdelho. In fact, DNA profiling suggests it is most likely a sibling of Godello, a variety native to northwest Spain. Enjoy this little charmer with a variety of dishes like fish tacos, Thai food, papaya salad or even lemon-spritzed asparagus and steamed artichokes.

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