Pintia, Vega Sicilia, Toro
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Pintia, Vega Sicilia, Toro - 2018

Item # 35414 750mL

From famed Spanish producer, Vega Sicilia, comes their gorgeous wine from the region of Toro. The Pintia is a full-bodied, modern style red wine. Bold black fruits and woody tannins from French and American oak. This is the kind of wine that pairs well with rich meat dishes.

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This is not your everyday Tempranillo. In fact, it’s produced from a tough local clone called Tinta de Toro that’s native to the Toro region and has adapted to the extremely cold winters, sultry summers, and sandy, pebbly soil that naturally resists Phylloxera. This allows two thirds of the vines that produce Pintia to grow on their own roots. This wine opens up to a revelry of aromas with violets, tart red fruits, and forest floor. On the palate, plummy baked dark fruit, hints of cedar, and a distant smoke on the horizon. A powerful, seductive wine that speaks volumes of its unique terroir. After years of production experiments, and after many incredible vintages, Pintia can be said to have reached its objective: to achieve maximum elegance in a rustic area such as Toro. Played very nice with pappardelle, jowl bacon, tomato, and chiles.

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