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This Pintia 2016 has a very elegant balance, fresh and silky, but at the same time precise. The result of one of the longest harvests in the winery's history, due to the climatic conditions, this vintage allowed for greater extraction during the fermentation phase.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2016 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Toro (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Cellar:||Bodegas y viñedos Pintia|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Tinto Fino, Tinta de Toro|
|James Suckling Score:||94|
Description of Pintia 2016
Pintia 2016 (Tinto Fino and Tinta de Toro)
Appearance: Dark cherry.
Nose: Clear and expressive, with aromas of black fruit, toast, spices and fine cocoa.
Palate: Tasty and toasty, with ripe tannins and fine characteristic bitterness.
VINEYARD: Vineyards located in San Román de Hornija and Pedrosa del Rey (Valladolid), at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level.
AGEING: 12 months in French and American oak barrels. The ageing is carried out in French oak barrels (80% new) and American oak barrels (25% of the total).
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 2016 Pintia comes from a cooler but drier vintage, and the wine has a little less alcohol and more freshness. It fermented in oak vats and matured in mostly new and mostly French oak, but this year they used a little more American oak with the idea to increase density. 2016 was an atypical year in Toro; they had plenty of time to pick the grapes with lower alcohol and wines with more elegance. This is clearly a more elegant vintage than 2015. The wine has some notes that took me to the Northern Rhône, and the oak is neatly integrated—it seems to get better integrated in cooler years. There is a mix of black and red fruit that denotes good freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, with a distinct lack of rusticity and density, and it's more fluid. It has abundant, chalky and fine-grained tannins and a supple, long and dry finish.View more