Vega Sicilia Pintia 2015
Flavours of dark red fruits with layers of toast and vanilla, blackcurrants and spiced oak with fine-grained tannins.
Pintia is the labour of love of the great Vega Sicilia. Not content with making Spain’s most famous fine wine in their home territory of Ribera del Duero, they’ve been tempted westward by the outstanding potential of sleepy Toro. A combination of ancient bush vines, year long sunlight and cooling, high altitude makes reds of astonishing darkness and richness. So much so that Columbus took them when he sailed to America – they were said to be the only wines that could survive the trip. Pintia is made purely from Tinto del Toro, harvested from vines over 40 years old. Grapes go through two selections – in the vineyard and the winery – with ageing for a year in mostly French oak, new and seasoned. Dense, rich yet with freshness and balance.
75 cl / ABV 15%
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