Pintia Toro 2009

0,75 l, a Tempranillo Dry Red Table wine from Toro, Castilla Leon, Spain. Alcohol content: 15,0%

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€66,90 Incl. tax
Grundpreis: €89,20 / Liter
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Alkoholgrad: 15,0% vol.
Allergene: Sulfite, Spuren von Eiweiß

Abfüller/Erzeuger: Dominio de Pingus, Calle del Millán Alonso, 49, 47350 Quintanilla de Onésimo, Valladolid, Spanien


 

2009 Pintia
Pintia visit the producer
A Tempranillo Dry Red Table wine from
Spain, Toro, Castilla Leon, Spain
 
Source
Wine Advocate #206
Apr 2013
Reviewer
Neal Martin
Rating
94
Maturity
Drink: N/A
Current (Release) Cost
$37-$76
The aromatics on the 2009 Pintia are very intense with lifted wild strawberry, raspberry, mulberry fruit interlaced by dried herbs and just a mention of cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins that are in synch with the tobacco-tinged red fruit. This has very good structure and symmetry, while the finish displays fine tension and a long, spicy aftertaste. This has very good potential. 

I made a brief but profitable visit to Bodegas Pintia with Pablo Alvarez and winemaker Xavier Ausas. He told me that they started to buy vineyards in 1997 without a clear idea of what style of Toro wine they would make. “We heard that Toro was a very good region,” he told me, “a region of perhaps rustic wines. We wanted to produce a different style of Tempranillo. We wanted to make a more elegant wine. In Toro the Tempranillo is wilder and rustic while in Ribera del Duero it is more elegant. The Tempranillo is more like a bull in Toro. If you don’t control it, you make wines that are over-ripe.” They ended up acquiring 100 hectares of vineyard, 50% of purchased vineyard and the remainder subsequently planted over ten years. “We like short names for the wines as they are easier to remember,” Pablo answered when I asked where the name originates. I then inquired about the vinification: “During the entire process, it is necessary to keep the fresh fruit aromas, which is the reason we have cool rooms before fermentation. The maximum degree of temperature during fermentation is 28 degrees to protect the aromas instead of 31-33 degrees in Ribera del Duero. After fermentation, we put the wine immediately in new oak barrel without maceration. We use 70% French and 30% American oak and the new oak protects the fresh fruit aroma. We make the malolactic (fermentation) in barrel and after 12 months we mix the lots, and any that are unsatisfactory are distilled. We don’t mature more than 12 months in barrel since the fresh fruit aromas come down and appear as a liqueur (volatile) aroma.”

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