• Bodega Vicente Flors

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  • Bodega Flors

    The 19th century bodega was reopened in 2001

  • Tasting Room

    Brilliantly renovated, the tasting room at Bodega Flors looks as if it has been frozen in time

  • Terrace

    The terrace at Bodega Flors is available for evening tasting events in the summer

  • The "Museum"

    Artifacts found at the property are now displayed in a small museum, whose glass floor doubles for stomping grapes

Bodega Vicente Flors

Snug in the heart of the off-the-beaten path region of Castellón is this recently renovated, 19th century bodega, run by retired banker gone winemaker, Vicente Flors.   The property, which sits just outside Les Useres, is leading a revival of winemaking tradition in this area, which to date only holds Vino de la Tierra status.   This is merely a point of bureaucracy however, and the wines made here are top notch.

Oak Barrel

Bodega Flors sits in little known Castellón, a region just north of Valencia which is currently experiencing a revival of it’s wine industry, thanks to Vicente Flors

While the entire portfolio is noteworthy, standouts are the flagship Flor de Clotás and Clotás.  The former is made entirely from Tempranillo, grown on the 70 year old vines that surround the property.  Spending a relatively short, 7 months in American and French oak, it is similar to a “Crianza” in style, with lots of fresh, dark cherry and medium, well-rounded tanins.  The latter, more serious, Clotás, is a powerhouse blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Spending 18 days in stainless steel for a long maceration period, its deep ruby color is almost opaque.  Its ripe red and black cherry aromas are accentuated by cinnamon, cloves, and developing notes of forest floor.  On the palate it’s well balanced and complex, with a lingering finish of ripe fruit, chocolate and roasted coffee.

Flor de Clotás 2011 – 5,000 bottles

Clotás 2011 – 10,000 bottles

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