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Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia Pintia 2012 Pre-release Offer (6 bottle pack)

£205.00

Vega Sicilia Pintia 2012 Pre-release Offer (6 bottle pack)

Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia Pintia 2012 Pre-release Offer (6 bottle pack)

£205.00

 Free UK delivery over £175 (Delivery Info)

Tempos Vega Sicilia is the big gun of Spain, equivalent to Bordeaux’s Latour or Penfolds of Australia. Built around the famous Vega Sicilia estate in Ribera del Duero, for more than a century they have forged wines that are unique thanks to their seamless blending of the best of Spain (Tempranillo) and the best of France (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot). While the illustrious Unico leads on reputation, quality and longevity, the Alvarez family have expanded the number of properties under their control to offer a range of top quality wines that are amongst the very best of their class – including Valbuena, Alion and Pintia.

Pre-release offer price at 20% discount: £205 for 6 bottles (Normally £256.50)

If you love the gravelly complexity of fine Bordeaux, then you’ll love the new release of Pintia 2012. Why? There is something beautifully aromatic about Pintia that alludes to the hallmark cassis/cedar/graphite/iodine notes one finds in the finest wines of the MedocPintia has a large frame, but is perfectly tailored at 15% abv - like Martin Johnson in a tuxedo. In fact there has been a notable shift towards a more elegant style in Pintia over the past 3-4 releases, and it has become one of the best selling wines in our stores. Released at nearly 5 years of age it is ready to be enjoyed but has that very fine, gravelly tannin structure we find in good Bordeaux that suggests this will age beautifully over a further decade.

The Facts

Pintia is a single estate based in Toro, in western Spain. It sits on the Duero river which flows across the border into Portugal (becoming the Douro). The Summers are hot and the Winters bitterly cold thanks to the high altitude (700m). Pintia is made from 100% Tinta de Toro, the local clone of Tempranillo (the most famous red grape variety in Spain). Made from low yielding vineyards, planted to the classic, low-density Spanish bush vine method (1000vines/ha). Aged in a combination of new French (75%) and American (25%) new oak. Aged for 3 years in bottle before release.

Delivery: This is a pre-release offer.  Customers will be contacted to arrange delivery in April/May 2017