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Bodegas y Viñedos Pintia (Vega Sicilia) - Toro 2018 (750ml)

Price: $89.99

In Mixed Case: $80.99

Quantity in Stock: 3
Producer Bodegas y Viñedos Pintia (Vega Sicilia)
Country Spain
Region Toro
Subregion Castilla y Leon
Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2018
Sku AMB24011801
Size 750ml

In 2001 the Álvarez family, owners of the famed Vega Sicilia Unico, created Pintia, their newest project located just down the Duero river in Toro. One can esily see the care and attention to detail in the crafting Pintia, though these wines can be had for a fraction of the cost of the much more pricey Unico. To us this makes the quality to price ratio undiniable, but don't just take our word for it. Pop a bottle and see see for yourself.



James Suckling: 96 Points

Brooding but fresh nose, with tarry blackberries and fresh blue fruit. Iron, wet stones, violets and a hint of mocha, too. Full-bodied, mineral and broad on the palate with a stony feel, though not heavy at all. A really elegant, nuanced and extremely poised Pintia that you can enjoy now and for the next decade. A really eclectic Pintia showing more elegance and calculation.

Wine Advocate: 95+ Points

The 2018 Pintia comes from a cooler and wetter vintage when the grapes were picked between September 20th and October 7th, and it fermented in their new fermentation room where they feel they can be more precise. The wine still has 15% alcohol, with a pH of 3.82 and 4.6 grams of acidity. It had a shorter élevage this year and matured for 10 months in French and 18% American oak barrels, 81% of them new. The nose is very expressive, with bright cherry fruit, and the wine is fresher than the norm in the region, with integrated alcohol and oak, reflecting a very cool year, floral and perfumed. The palate is medium-bodied and reveals very fine and elegant tannins. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Pintia.
Rating: 95+