2013 Pintia Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • DC 92

Reg: $71.94

$61.94

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Reg: $71.94

$61.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2018
The challenge in Toro is to achieve the elegance usually linked with the name of Vega Sicilia, and with the 2013 Pintia, it's achieved by fine-tuning the harvest date to maintain the freshness of aromas and acidity of the... The challenge in Toro is to achieve the elegance usually linked with the name of Vega Sicilia, and with the 2013 Pintia, it's achieved by fine-tuning the harvest date to maintain the freshness of aromas and acidity of the wine. The grapes were picked between September 26th and October 10th and fermented after a cold soak. Malolactic occurred in 70% French barrels, 25% American oak and the remaining 5% in Hungarian barriques. It's a more elegant year for Pintia, as cooler vintages usually help counterbalance the natural power of Toro. It's also a lighter year with good freshness, and this showed a fine thread on the palate and was nicely textured, elegance within the rusticity of the zone. It was bottled in April 2015. 149,449 bottles, 5,558 magnums and some larger formats were produced. - Luis Gutierrez
DC 92
Decanter, December 2017
Pintia is alluringly aromatic, full of fleshy fruit and cedar. The palate is clearly born in Toro - rich, dense and textured, but nevertheless controlled and not baked. The grain of tannin underpins it all, giving a firm... Pintia is alluringly aromatic, full of fleshy fruit and cedar. The palate is clearly born in Toro - rich, dense and textured, but nevertheless controlled and not baked. The grain of tannin underpins it all, giving a firm structure. It was a cool year with rains, which explains the lack of concentration compared to previous years. It will be drinking well soon, and for the next 8-10 years. Technical Director Gonzalo Iturriaga recommends the 2008 for drinking now.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Toro
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14%
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.