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Pintia Cosecha 2013
- Great Domaines
- Wine Advocate
all ratings out of 100 points.
"The challenge in Toro is to achieve the elegance usually linked with the name of Vega Sicilia, and with the 2013 Pintia, it's achieved by fine-tuning the harvest date to maintain the freshness of aromas and acidity of the wine. The grapes were picked between September 26th and October 10th and fermented after a cold soak. Malolactic occurred in 70% French barrels, 25% American oak and the remaining 5% in Hungarian barriques. It's a more elegant year for Pintia, as cooler vintages usually help counterbalance the natural power of Toro. It's also a lighter year with good freshness, and this showed a fine thread on the palate and was nicely textured, elegant within the rusticity of the zone. It was bottled in April 2015."
100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo)
2018 - 2025
70% French barrels, 25% American oak
Pintia is located in the region of Toro, in the municipality of San Román de Hornija in the province of Valladolid. Bought by the owners of Vega-Sicilia in 1996, it is the fourth addition to the Álvarez family portfolio. Some of the decisive factors behind the triumph of Pintia are the cutting-edge facilities, the best materials with a high renewal rate, a very well cared-for vineyard and knowledgeable professionals tending to vines.
The continental climate provides good conditions for plant life to flourish and ensures sufficient development of the grape sugar levels. The soil was formed on top of alluvial deposits, to a large extent, shaped the high terraces of the river Duero.
The land on each of the plots is cared for by taking into account the textural and structural differences of the soil. This allows for the intrinsic personality of each individual parcel to be catered for during vinification, avoiding a catch-all approach.
The winery architecture deliberately responds to the different phases of wine production. As such, Pintia is divided into 6 independent buildings to form a unique complex. Following the sequence of production, the buildings correspond to the cold storage area, fermentation, cask ageing, bottle ageing, shipment hall and administration.
Pintia is made from 100% Tinta de Toro, producing a fruity and opulent wine with a fresh finish. Ageing is done in 100% new oak, mostly French (70%) with the remainder made up from American oak. Wine will spend 100% of its malolactic fermentation in oak, and then up to 15 months (a minimum of 12 months) before bottling. Bottles will remain on the estate until deemed ready for public release.
The result is signature Vega-Sicilia, but with a clear Toro imprint. Deep, dark, inky wine - plenty of fruit with a powerful body.