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Pintia 2015

Pintia

2015
Toro (Spain)
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Pintia is to Toro, what Vega Sicilia is to the Ribera del Duero. Both wineries concentrate all their...

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£ 46.44

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Pintia 2015

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Toro (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Pintia is to Toro, what Vega Sicilia is to the Ribera del Duero. Both wineries concentrate all their efforts on what is undeniably their obsession: perfection. Pintia was one of the first reds to prove the subtlety and elegance which the Tinta de Toro variety is capable of when it's well understood and handled with great care and respect. Pintia marks a before and after in wines of the Toro denomination and has raised quality standards to levels hitherto unimagined. Powerful reds abound in Toro, as well as some very elegant ones, but there are exceedingly few that combine powerfulness and elegance in such a dignified way as Pintia manages to do.

The grapes, hand-picked and selected in the vineyard, undergo a double selection process in the winery and are refrigerated to preserve their fruit intensity; they ferment in stainless steel and oak, and then rest for about a year in predominantly French oak. The ensuing wine is profound and intense, with a mesmerizing Picota cherry colour and a clean and distinctive nose dominated by the aromas of ripe fruit (blackberries and blueberries), refined oak, spices and balsamic hints. On the palate it's full and long, perfumed and rustic, tannic and most pleasant too. It shuns strong alcohol aromas and any over-ripeness, thanks to pinpoint acidity. Its finish, replete with vanilla and blue flowers, culminates in an ever-lasting aftertaste that's resoundingly warm.

Meet stews / Vegetable casseroles / Beef sirloin steak

  • Vine age:Between 40 and 60 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay / Alluvial
  • Climate:Continental
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French and american oak
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Violet rim
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Flowers / Expressive / Mineral
  • Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Opulent
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Rocco (3 Jul) - Vintage 2015

Der Noble aus Toro

Ein echt genialer Wurf von Vega Sicilia aus diesem Trockengebiet von Toro. Power pur, aber trotzdem elegant, gut eingebundene Tannine, viel dunkle Frucht und langer Abgang.

by: Pacoboni (13/06/2019) - Vintage 2014

Un vino de calidad a un precio razonable

Un valor seguro, un muy buen vino de vega sicilia a un precio razonable, a nosotros nos encanta este gran vino.

by: Artemio Azevedo (28/05/2019) - Vintage 2014

Complexo

Vinho de estrutura perfeita que encanta e surpreende. É vinho para disputar premio e notas altas a serem avaliadas por sommeliers.

by: Mike (25/01/2018) - Vintage 2012

Great value

A must buy every year. Finished my last bottles of 05 and 06 this year. The 07 is beautiful now. The longer you can resist the better it gets, but it’s not easy!

by: Van (15/05/2017) - Vintage 2012

A very Nice Wine to Enjoy

Nice wine with a very good value for money. Enjoy Pintia over a nice meal is the right way to evaluate its quality. A decanter should be used in order to let this wine reveal its flavors quickly. As the best way to find out if you like is to give try, then cheers.

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Around the time of releasing the Alión winery's first vintage in 1995, Vega Sicilia was contemplating a new project that lay further afield, but close to the line of the River Duero. Toro in Zamora province presented itself as an interesting prospect, since it had a centuries-long tradition of wine-making that included some glorious spells, although then it went generally unnoticed. Recognising the region's potential, the venture began in 1997 after the purchase of 70 ha l...