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Pintia Toro 2016

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 15%
  • Origin: Toro/ Castilla y León /Spain
  • Grapes: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

Description

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.

'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.' 95 RP

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