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Bodega Pintia Toro 2019

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Castilla y León Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • 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 is located on the banks of the Duero River, within the Toro appellation of Castilla y Leon. 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 the freshness of aromas and the wine’s acidity. 

The Toro region, 60 miles west of Ribera del Duero, is home to some remarkable 19th-century vines. The sandy soils here are unfavourable to phylloxera, so two thirds of the vines at Pintia grow on their own roots, allowing the native personality of the local Tinta de Toro clone of Tempranillo to shine through all the more.

The wine released in 2024 is the 2019 Pintia, from a very dry year when they did a softer vinification and used some 15% stainless steel for the élevage to keep the fruit and freshness. It fermented in stainless steel and oak vats with indigenous yeasts. It's a powerful year; the wine has 15% alcohol and is round and full-bodied. It's a heady and ripe Pintia. They had to be careful with the harvest date, and they harvested early and quite quickly. Even though the wine is ripe and heady, with notes of grenadine and small ripe berries, it's also exotic and spicy, quite showy, lush and full-bodied, with 2019 tannins. It's a more powerful wine that is going to require patience. They produced 224,724 bottles, 6,587 magnums and some smaller and larger sizes. It was bottled in May 2021. Drink 2025-2031. 94pts. Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate