VARIETY: Tinta de Toro.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARD: 35 years.
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA: 96 ha.
PLANTING DENSITY: 1,000 plants/ha.
ALTITUDE: 700 m.
YIELD: 3,500 kg/ha.
HARVEST: Hand-picked in 12-kg cases.
ABV: % Vol.
Pintia is located on the banks of the Duero River, within the Toro Appellation. The extreme weather conditions, very cold in the winter and intense heat in the summertime, act upon its complex soil known for its large amount of pebbles.
As part of their determination to achieve the elegance of Vega Sicilia, it is essential to choose the perfect moment to harvest, preserving freshness of aromas and the wine's acidity.
They polish its ageing by undertaking malolactic fermentation, 60% in barrel, (80% in French oak barrels and 20% American oak), later sitting in the bottle until it is perfect for drinking.
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 - James Suckling.