2017 - Pintia Toro Bodegas Pintia
Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Region
Toro
Grape
Tinta de Toro
Drinking
2024 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
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2017 PINTIA TORO BODEGAS PINTIA - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Region
Toro
Grape
Tinta de Toro
Drinking
2024 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £282.47 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2022,
    Score: 94

    Toro (almost) didn't suffer the frost of 2017 that decimated Ribera del Duero, and in that early harvest, the grapes for the 2017 Pintia were picked between September 6th and 17th trying to keep the freshness and acidity. They also did a softer extraction, reduced the percentage of wine that went through malolactic in barrel and used less American oak for the élevage, trying to achieve a more elegant wine. Still the wine is ripe, juicy, round and powerful at 15% alcohol, with a mellow palate with a pH of 3.9 and 4.5 grams of acidity. The wine matured in new and used oak barrels for 12 months. It feels quite fresh and harmonious, not showing any heat, not as fresh and atypical as 2016. It keeps the poise and the balance and has abundant but fine tannins. These wines repay time in bottle, and even if approachable now, it should get better with time. It's like a refined version of the 2015. A triumph over the adverse conditions of the year. 204,240 bottles, 6,720 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in May 2019. Drink Date 2022 - 2028.

  • JS

    James Suckling, January 2022,
    Score: 95

    Lots of spices and bright fruit for such a ripe, hot vintage. Some orange-peel undertones. Full-bodied and layered with beautiful fruit and length. Really nicely done. Another two or three years will soften it.

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Producer

Bodegas Vega Sicilia

Established in the 1860s, Vega Sicilia were the first to plant vineyards in the north central region of Ribera del Duero, a plateau that is known for its dry, sunny weather and cool nights. The combination of their traditional winemaking style, their exceptional terroir and respect for high quality has garnished them a place amongst the greatest wine estates in the world. Part of their uniqueness is imparted in their vinification/ageing methods. Fermented and aged in wooden vats, Único is then transferred into new barrels of both American and French origin before being furthered aged in older (and predominantly American) oak barrels and then finished in 180 HL wooden vats before being bottled. The total ageing time is between 6 - 9 years in both wood and bottle. This requires a huge investment in both time, dedication and money. Since 1982, the estate has been owned by the Álvarez family. They have been instrumental in guaranteeing their wines' high quality and reputation. In addition to their original estate, Vega Sicilia also own Alión, another Ribera del Duero, and Pintia, a top Toro, both of which are made with more modern methods (and with 100% tempranillo) though they still remain elegant and pure.

Region

Toro

Heading towards the Portuguese border to the far west of the River Duero lies Toro. These high altitude vineyards (600 - 750 meters) span the banks of the river on dry stony soils. Tinta de Toro is the local variant of Tempranillo which used to produce rich alcoholic wines. Awarded DO status in 1987, it was in the mid-1990s that the region's potential was spotted. Since then the number of bodegas has rocketted and there has been major investment which clearly shows in the end result. Ripe, fruity and distinctly Spanish these are mini-Riberas!