Region: Toro, Spain
Vega Sicilia Pintia 2018 (Magnum)
100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo)
Pintia lies on the banks of the Douro River, within the Toro D.O. region. The extremely cold winters and hot summers influence its complex soils, which are mainly known for their significant pebble content. This means that finding the perfect harvest period is key to ensure the wine conserves both its fresh aromas and acidity.
Harvesting ran from 20 September to 7 October. A rainier vintage, which already looked very good during the grape skin tasting. Very fruity polymerised tannins; a vintage to undoubtedly enjoy during harvest. Our experience with the grape was reflected in the wine. A new production plant was used for the first time during fermentation, enabling even more precise work during extraction.
It was a very balanced year, with tenser wines, in which we increased the new barrel effect (5 %), while continuing to reduce the toasts in Toro.
Pintia 2018 is the probably most vertical and fruitiest Pintia, but also has a lot of intrigue. A wine with a very silky texture that can be enjoyed now, but has an incredible finish.