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In line with its previous vintages, Pintia 2011 keeps the expressivity and kindness in mouth, and also the quality behind every Vega Sicilia wine. This, along with the potential of the Toro, makes every new vintage of this wine waited for and acclaimed, in a clear tribute to the love, endeavour and illusion that the winery has in the making of all their wines. Do not wait until others tell you: get a bottle of this grea Pintia 2011 and discover the Bierzo through one of the most emblematic Spanish wineries.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2011 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Toro (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Cellar:||Bodegas y viñedos Pintia|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Tempranillo, Tinta de Toro|
Pintia 2011 (Tempranillo and Tinta de Toro)
TASTING NOTES OF Pintia 2011:
- View: dark red.
- Nose: aromas of ripe fruit, yet fresh with notes of fine spices.
- Mouth: powerful, fruity and rich tannins and good finish.
VINEYARD: Bodegas y viñedos Pintia
PAIRING: meat and fish grilled or roasted, from starters to desserts.
TEMPERATURE: between 17 and 18 °C.
How to serve
In 1995 and 1996 we started to think of a new winery and in the locations in Spain where it could be set up. Castilla y León has a large river, the Duero, which is where our two existing wineries, Vega Sicilia and Alion are located, and it flows into another great wine-producing region, Oporto. The region of Toro is not far from us 100 km away along the same river. It has been a famous wine-producing region for centuries and has enjoyed great prestige during important eras of its life.More about the Winery
Vintages are therefore selling a little faster now and I tasted the 2011 Pintia, which is produced with the local strain of Tempranillo called Tinta de Toro from, head-pruned, mostly ungrafted, old vineyards (40 to 60 years of age) that were harvested quite early and quickly (50 tons of grapes per day!), September 13-18, to preserve the freshness in a very warm, ripe vintage. The wine matured for one year in mostly French oak barrels and is dark and ripe, but surprisingly fresh for a very warm vintage. The early harvesting has paid back and has provided for a wine that shows the character of the place, with that slight rusticity – especially if compared with Alion – true to its birthplace and the vintage, with notes of tree bark and damsons, spicy oak and a faint reductive character when uncorked. It would benefit from decanting in advance, and notes of beef blood emerge with time in the glass. The palate is medium to full-bodied with juicy tannins and a supple texture that fills your mouth, ending with a pleasant bitter note. This is a generous, big, ripe wine getting civilized and more elegant by the year, still a little marked by toasted oak, but developing different notes with time, becoming very meaty and showy. The 2011 will be released in 2015. 190,000 bottles produced. Drink 2015-2019. As the 2009 vintage of Pintia was bottled roughly at the same time as the 2010 Alion, it also suffered from the cloudy sediment that marred the wine and made them stop selling it. They destroyed the remaining bottles and carried on with the superb 2010 that was reviewed by Neal Martin last year.View more