Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The eponymous red 2016 Vetus was cropped from a cooler and wetter year that resulted in a large crop and late ripening. It was produced with fruit from old, head-pruned vines, some ungrafted. They didn't produce the top-of-the-range Celsus in 2016, so those grapes contributed to this cuvée. It fermented in small tanks and matured in French and American oak barrels for one year. I felt less noticeable and better-integrated oak here than in previous vintages. It also has the freshness of the 2016 vintage, with fine, chalky tannins and a supple finish. It should develop nicely in bottle. 16,000 bottles were filled in June 2018.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 12 months in new French and American oak barrels.
Shipping to United States