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 our 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.
We 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.
Pintia 2014 has a frank, expressive nose; intense sweet fruity aromas well integrated with a nuance of spicy woodiness. Voluptuous, full-bodied, generous vintage. A wine with rich texture.
Decanter – “2014 was a good vintage, not excessively hot, and this is a really elegant expression of Toro that will continue to develop – Pintia showing that it’s finding its feet. It has aromas of violets and delicate cedar, with a fresh, balanced, rounded palate displaying rich, dense notes of redcurrant and damson that run smoothly over the tongue. There’s an edge of acidity and a finishing boom of warmth. A subtle change in the oak regime sees this in 90% new oak (rather than the traditional 100%), and 80% French and 20% American oak (a shift towards more French oak). Drinking Window 2019 – 2029.” (95 Pts)
Wine Advocate – “The 2014 Pintia matured in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels for approximately one and a half years. It is a slightly riper year than 2013, and the wine is more powerful but at the same time I found it extremely aromatic, expressive and open, quite typical from Toro. It is a more elegant style, with less rusticity, and the tannins are fine-grained, present and quite abundant but also quite round. It has a great mouthfeel, with the wild berry, aromatic herbs and spicy flavors lingering in your mouth. This is a great vintage for Pintia. With time in the glass, it still shows some smoky undertones that make it feel quite young.” (94 Pts)
James Suckling – “Strong character here. Attractive violets and wet-earth notes with very dark, glossy and rich dark plums and cherries. The richness of the blood-plum flavor is impressive, the palate very plush and very smoothly rendered. Power with freshness and terrific tannin depth. Great result for the vintage.” (94 Pts)
Wine Enthusiast – “A powerful nose is initially closed and gaseous, but in due time it opens and delivers brambly, leathery black fruit aromas and smoky oak. A grabby palate is chalky and tight, while this Toro tastes dark and toasty, with spicy berry and cassis flavors that push up against desiccated and raisin. This is probably more flashy and ripe than deeply structured. Drink now through 2028.” (93 Pts)