2015 Pintia Pintia
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2015 Pintia Pintia
  • JS 95
  • VN 95
  • WA 94
  • DC 93
  • W&S 92
  • WS 91

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Reg: $79.94

$64.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 23 btls
ETA: Dec. 2021

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, June 2019
A very structured and intense Pintia with lots of blackberry, chocolate and cedar character. Full body. Yet, it’s more refined than in past vintages. One of the more balanced bottlings from this winery. Delicious already...   A very structured and intense Pintia with lots of blackberry, chocolate and cedar character. Full body. Yet, it’s more refined than in past vintages. One of the more balanced bottlings from this winery. Delicious already. Available in 2020. Better after 2021.  
VN 95
Vinous, February 2021
Deep, glistening ruby. Expansive cherry, cassis, potpourri, exotic spice and cracked pepper scents on the intensely perfumed nose; subtle licorice, tobacco and vanilla qualities add complexity. Deep, sweet and penetrating...   Deep, glistening ruby. Expansive cherry, cassis, potpourri, exotic spice and cracked pepper scents on the intensely perfumed nose; subtle licorice, tobacco and vanilla qualities add complexity. Deep, sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering intense, spice- and smoke-tinged red and dark berry compote, violet pastille and cola flavors that become livelier with air. The floral quality gains strength on the strikingly long finish, which leaves smoke and mineral notes behind. -- Josh Raynolds  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
The only wine produced here is the 2015 Pintia, which, in the warm and dry 2015, reaches 15% alcohol and has moderate acidity and a creamy, soft texture, with plenty of concentration, ripeness and tannins. It fermented in...   The only wine produced here is the 2015 Pintia, which, in the warm and dry 2015, reaches 15% alcohol and has moderate acidity and a creamy, soft texture, with plenty of concentration, ripeness and tannins. It fermented in oak vats and matured in oak barrels (new and used, French and American) for 12 months. It was a powerful vintage, and they did part of the malolactic fermentation in oak vats instead of 100% in barrique to keep some of the freshness, and they also have 15,000 liters of wine that can mature in stainless steel and rotate some lots in vat before they are put in barrique. All this goes in the direction of keeping the freshness of the wine in a zone where power comes naturally, and all the tools are welcomed, including the use of different toast in the barrels. All this seems to have paid off, and even if the wine is powerful and tannic, it has good balance and the tannins are fine-grained. This has reached a good balance between power and elegance. 203,857 bottles, 6,496 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in May 2017. - LG  
DC 93
Decanter, November 2019
Toro used to resist taming. With 2015 Pintia is showing the results of work started in 2008 on the vineyard and in the winery. The palate will always be dense – after all, this is Toro. But the aromatics are tempting...   Toro used to resist taming. With 2015 Pintia is showing the results of work started in 2008 on the vineyard and in the winery. The palate will always be dense – after all, this is Toro. But the aromatics are tempting, with lively refined oak and red fruits. The acidity is bright. It's a wine that needs time. My score is 93-plus – I'd like to come back to it nearer its drinking time and reassess it. Pintia is emerging as a relative of Vega Sicilia that’s very much worth following.</p> (Drink between 2025-2025)  
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits, June 2020
Impressively fresh for a Toro wine, this is still as intense as you might expect from the region: The black-plum flavors are substantial enough to push back against the concentrated fruit tannins. It’s smooth and plush...   Impressively fresh for a Toro wine, this is still as intense as you might expect from the region: The black-plum flavors are substantial enough to push back against the concentrated fruit tannins. It’s smooth and plush, yielding some redder notes of plums as it opens with air. A refined Toro, it’s a relatively affordable way in to Vega-Sicilia’s portfolio. —J.G.  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2021
Harmonious, with good depth, this solid red delivers black cherry and currant flavors backed by licorice, tar and smoky notes. Firm tannins and fresh acidity give it a balanced structure. Drink now through 2025. 17,000...   Harmonious, with good depth, this solid red delivers black cherry and currant flavors backed by licorice, tar and smoky notes. Firm tannins and fresh acidity give it a balanced structure. Drink now through 2025. 17,000 cases made, 1,065 cases imported. — TM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Toro
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
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.