Pintia is the sister winery of Spain's royal winery 'Vega Sicilia', and located on the banks of the Duero River, within the Toro appellation of Castilla y Leon. The extreme weather conditions, very cold in the winter and intense heat in the summertime, act upon its complex soil known for its large amount of boulders. It is essential, for these reasons, to choose the perfect moment to harvest, preserving freshness of aromas and the wine’s acidity.Adapting to this warm vintage, Pintia 2015 was barrel aged in 80% French oak and 20% in American oak. We must highlight that new oak barrels were reduced by 20% to provide freshness to the wine.Pintia 2015 offers interesting fruity and spicy aroma. This is a very concentrated vintage, but also has plenty of tension and persistence on the palate; a precise wine with a long journey ahead.
'Very structured and intense Pintia with lots of blackberry, chocolate and cedar character. Full body.' 95pts, James Suckling
'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.' 94pts, Luis Gutiérrez, RobertParker.com