Red Wine Pintia 2016
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This is the new vintage of Pintia. The producer of this Spanish red wine, the legendary Vega Sicilia winery, is driven by the aim of bringing out the best qualities of the bold Tinta de Toro grape.
The grapes are sourced from two plots with very different soils, planted with vines around 30 years years of age.
The 2016 vintage was an overall dry one, with high temperatures during the summer. Fortunately, there were no frosts during veraison. The ripening of the grapes was not homogenous, thence harvest took three weeks to complete, from September 13 until October 7.
Harvested by hand, the Tinta de Toro grapes were meticulously selected. After being destemmed, they were fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, Pintia 2016 was aged in mostly new French oak barrels (75%) and American oak barrels (25%) for 12 months.
Bottled in May 2018, this Crianza red wine of Bodegas Pintia was clarified with egg whites, bottled and aged for about 36 months before it hit the market.
Decant this red wine from Toro 2 hours before drinking.
230,032 bottles and 6,517 magnums produced.
The red wine Pintia is deep purple with with a garnet rim.
The nose of this varietal Tinta de Toro opens with a deeply balsamic and mineral background that sustains a well-defined layer of black fruit, cocoa and flowers, combined with nuances of sweet spices, leather, aromatic herbs and some earthy remembrances.
Smooth and well-balanced, this wine from Bodega Pintia has a first-class acidity and a solid, imposing structure. Slightly rustic, but in a pleasant, noble way that becomes ever more engaging as the wine reveals its many nuances. Yummy tannins and long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and nicely crafted, Pintia 2016 has a remarkable ageing potential. If you have the chance, we suggest that you store some bottles for a few years.
Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Guía Peñín 93.
Parker 95. Peñín 94.
Peñín 96. Parker 95.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||J.Suckling 94.|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|