2010 Bodegas Pintia, Toro, Spain

2010 Bodegas Pintia, Toro, Spain

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2010 Bodegas Pintia, Toro, Spain

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2010 Pintia is a big gutsy wine with a lovely rich textured palate. Dense savoury plum and nutty oak give an initial impression of a Rioja on steroids. There is a sweet strawberry edge but this is subsumed by the savoury dark fruit, gentle spice, finely grained earthy tannins, a viscous intensity. Stylish and satisfyingly with a burst of fruit in the finish emphasising its class.
Peter Newton - Private Account Manager

Vega Sicilia’s owners, the Álvarez family, bought Bodegas Pintia in 1996. Located in the baking hot Toro region, just west of Ribera and dissected by the River Duero. Pintia is produced with 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) from ungrafted 40-60 year old vines. 12-15 months of maturation in oak from France (giving cool cedar aromas and structure) and America (giving vanilla and coconut flavours) adds to the complexity. The vineyards are steep around 600m above sea level and the hot continental climate gives powerful black wines with noticeable smoky notes. Pintia’s aim is to tame the wild heat of the Toro region and make a wine with all the powerful, rich flavours of Toro, but with structural charm and elegance. Extraordinary value for money; 2010 is a superb Spanish vintage, producing a Pintia which combines huge concentration and depth with real refinement. A wine to enjoy over the coming 8+ years
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Bodegas Pintia

Bodegas Pintia

Vega Sicilia’s owners, tthe Álvarez family, bought Bodegas Pintia in 1996, attracted to the galet-strewn terroir in the northern Spanish region of Toro, the rich clay subsoils and the familiar altitude. They decided to produce an alternative expression of Vega Sicilia’s style of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) from this site.


Toro’s main point of difference to Ribera del Duero is the ambient temperature, which can blaze in the height of summer. The challenge here is to match concentration with elegance, a challenge met by Bodegas Pintia with no shortage of aplomb.

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Toro

Toro

The wine region of Toro is a predominantly red-wine appellation in Castilla y León in north-western Spain. Toro is situated in the province of Zamora, west of the Rueda and Ribera del Duero wine appellations, and in the Spanish Duero river valley near the Portuguese border. 

The Toro appellation covers approximately 5,600 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 600 to 750 metres above sea level. The region produces red wine across the spectrum from Joven to Gran Reserva, but all grades must be made from at least 75 percent Tinta de Toro (the local name for a clone of the Tempranillo red grape). The best reds tend to contain 100 percent Tinta de Toro and are robust, concentrated and well-structured.

Cabernet Sauvignon is also planted in the region, but not permitted for its DO wines. White wines constitute only a small proportion of Toro production and are made from Malvasía and Verdejo.

Toro made its breakthrough when some of the greatest names in the Spanish winemaking scene showed their trust in the region's potential, and moved on to establish their own estates there. These included Vega Sicilia's Álvarez family, Rioja's Marqués de Riscal and Mariano García (the former Vega Sicilia winemaker) with its new Toro winery Mauro-dos. 

Jacques and François Lurton of Bordeaux also launched a winery (El Albar) in Toro, where they're making wine both alone and in partnership with renowned oenologist Michel Rolland (at his Campo Elíseo). In Valdefinjas, Rioja's Eguren family of Bodegas Sierra Cantabria has Numanthia-Termes, which makes Termanthia and Numanthia, two of the most well-known wines in the region today.

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Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino

A high quality red wine grape that is grown all over Spain except in the hot South - it is known as Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero, Cencibel in La Mancha and Valdepenas and Ull de Llebre in Catalonia. Its spiritual home is in Rioja and Navarra where it constitutes around 70% of most red blends.

Tempranillo-based wines tend to have a spicy, herbal, tobacco-like character accompanied by ripe strawberry and red cherry fruits. It produces fresh, vibrantly fruit driven "jovenes" meant for drinking young. However Tempranillo really comes into its own when oak aged, as with the top Riojas  where its flavours seem to harmonise perfectly with both French and American oak, producing rich, powerful and concentrated wines which can be extraordinarily long-lived.

In Ribera del Duero it generally sees less oak - the exception being Vega Sicilia where it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and then aged for an astonishing 7 years in oak and is unquestionably one of the world`s greatest wines.

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The 2010 Pintia had already been bottled when I tasted it, although not released. The bouquet is very Bordeaux-like with black rather than red fruit, fine minerality and touches of graphite and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with plump, rounded tannins, a firm structure and great precision on the finish. This is what you might call a classic Pintia that already demonstrates great breeding and sophistication toward the finish.
Neal Martin - 25/04/2013 Read more