|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2015 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Toro (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Winery:||Bodegas y viñedos Pintia|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Tinta de Toro|
|James Suckling Score:||95|
Description of Pintia 2015
Pintia 2015 (Tinta de Toro)
- View: Cherry color with violet touches.
- Nose: Remarkably intensity with ripe black fruit on the nose, red fruit and fresh enough this well combined with roasted, coffee, licorice, balsamic notes, vanilla and spices.
- Mouth: The palate has a very powerful attack and strong, stands out for being fleshy and energetic. With some tannins, ripe and very sharp and good acidity. long and very persistent finish.
APPELLATION: Toro (Castilla y Leon, Spain).
VINEYARD: Bodegas Pintia.
AGEING: For the aging of this wine is carried out cold maceration in oak vats, which is carried out before fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is also done in wood. 70% of the resulting wine is raised for a period of 12 months in French oak barrels and 30% in American oak barrels.PREPARATION: In addition to the selection already made in the vineyard, the grapes also go through a double selection in the cellar: the first is intended to rule out the clusters that have been throw from the vineyard and the second debugs berries, thus ruling out faulty ones that they are in optimal clusters.
WINE PAIRING: Ideal to match with stews, game birds, lamb and roast beef.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 ° 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
The only wine produced here is the 2015 Pintia, which, in the warm and dry 2015, reaches 15% alcohol and has moderate acidity and a creamy, soft texture, with plenty of concentration, ripeness and tannins. It fermented in oak vats and matured in oak barrels (new and used, French and American) for 12 months. It was a powerful vintage, and they did part of the malolactic fermentation in oak vats instead of 100% in barrique to keep some of the freshness, and they also have 15,000 liters of wine that can mature in stainless steel and rotate some lots in vat before they are put in barrique. All this goes in the direction of keeping the freshness of the wine in a zone where power comes naturally, and all the tools are welcomed, including the use of different toast in the barrels. All this seems to have paid off, and even if the wine is powerful and tannic, it has good balance and the tannins are fine-grained. This has reached a good balance between power and elegance. 203,857 bottles, 6,496 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in May 2017.View more