Region: Toro, Spain
Bodegas Pintia 2016
Pintia is the famous Vega Sicilia’s project in Toro. The result of many years of research, they now have just under 100 hectares of vines up to 50 years old, plus a state of the art winery.
100% Tempranillo, locally called Tinta de Toro. The handpicked estate grown grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented in large oak vats before being aged for one year in new American (70%) and French (30%) oak barrels. Once bottled the wine was not released for another two years. At 700 metres and with a fierce continental climate, Toro is a tough beast to tame. Fortunately Vega Sicilia have proved themselves up to the task.
“These wines are highly intense in colour and depth, cherry red in tone with purplish hues. It is broad, very clean, expressive and elegant on the nose, with a great fruit intensity cocooned in a subtle way and of great quality. It has a great structure and a good tannic presence in the mouth and is persistent, fresh and very pleasant to the palate.” (www.vegasicilia.com)
95/100 (Luis Gutiérrez, Parker’s Wine Advocate 30th Dec 2020)