Bodegas Pintia is owned by Vega Sicilia. Pintia is located further west along the Duero River inside the warmer D.O. of Toro. The estate owns 96 hectares of land. The first vintage released was the 2001. As for the 2005 Pintia, it is 100% Tinta de Toro aged for one year in new French and American oak. Opaque purple-colored, it offers a complex perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied, ripe, layered wine with intense flavors, serious complexity, and exceptional length. It has enough structure to unfold for another 4-6 years and drink well through 2025.
Wine Advocate 95 Points
Blend: 100% Tinta del Toro (Tempranillo)
Area under vine: 96 hectares, half planted with mature vines, the other half planted since acquisition in 1997.
Average vine age: 20-45 years (the immature vines are not used to make Pintia)
Soil: Sandy stony topsoil, with some layers of red clay, upon deep gravel.
No cases produced 2002: 8300 \