Vega Sicilia Pintia, 2016, 1.5L

SKU: 830281
Sub region: Toro
Variety: Tempranillo
Rating: RP 95

100% Tempranillo

Aged for 15 months in 70% French and 30% American new oak

The fruit used in the blend to make Pintia comes from vineyards planted in San Roman de Hornija, a city that became famous for producing the most robust, potent and muscular wines in Spain. Toro is one of Europe's most extraordinary viticultural resources. Dominated by sandy soils unfavourable to the root-eating phylloxera louse, many of the vines here are ungrafted: at Pintia, two-thirds grow on their own roots. With small berries and thick skins, Tinta de Toro can withstand the intensely hot, dry summers, but these useful characteristics can yield rustic wines if left unchecked. Organic