2007 Pintia Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • VN 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2013
The 2007 Pintia has a deep garnet core. The bouquet is powerful, almost as intense as the 2004, but it exhibits greater delineation and perhaps even more complexity. There are gorgeous notes of dark cherries, cassis and... The 2007 Pintia has a deep garnet core. The bouquet is powerful, almost as intense as the 2004, but it exhibits greater delineation and perhaps even more complexity. There are gorgeous notes of dark cherries, cassis and touches of dried violets. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel – a smooth, suave Pintia with layers of red fruit laced with dried herbs, cedar and a hint of Moroccan spice. The tannins are soft but define the 2007 at the moment. There remains some oak to be subsumed towards the finish, which exerts a firm grip. This deserves two or three years longer in bottle – this is a little harlot of a wine! - Neal Martin
VN 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2011
Inky ruby. Powerfully scented and ripe, displaying cassis, cherry compote and singed plum aromas, with notes of mocha and vanilla coming up with air. Broad and smoky in the mouth, with sweet dark fruit and spice flavors... Inky ruby. Powerfully scented and ripe, displaying cassis, cherry compote and singed plum aromas, with notes of mocha and vanilla coming up with air. Broad and smoky in the mouth, with sweet dark fruit and spice flavors and a licorice pastille quality. Finishes smooth and punchy, with the ripe dark fruit notes repeating. No way that I'd have guessed this wine was from a difficult vintage. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Toro
Vintage 2007
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Grapes for Pintia are hand-harvested, double-sorted, then left in a cold chamber for 12 hours in order to preserve the intensity of the fruit. Cold maceration is carried out for 5 days prior to fermentation in oak wood vats, before aging in 70% French and 30% American oak for 12 months.

The wine is intense in color and depth, cherry red in tone with purplish hues. On the nose, Pintia is broad, very clean, expressive and elegant on the nose, with a great fruit intensity. The palate shows great structure and a excellent tannin, yet is also fresh and pleasing on the palate.

Winery

Pintia

Pintia was born out of Vega Sicilia, a famous and legendary wine estate located in Ribera del Duero in the Valbuena de Duero in the province of Valladolid. It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lacanda y Chaves, who brought cuttings of Bordelaise varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Pinot Noir from Bordeaux.

The estate changed hands several times before it was purchased in 1982 by the Alvarez family. By around 1995, Vega Sicilia was doing well and a new project, Alion, was well underway. After a year of careful study, the Alvarez family decided to focus another project on the Toro denomination of origin.

The family began to buy any old vineyards that were available, especially in the boulder-strewn San Roman Hornija wasteland created over millennia by the Duero River. Production experiments were carried out for another 4 years to determine the potential of the Toro wines. They concluded the most important aspects of Toro wine lies in preserving the fruitiness of the grape.